What’s the first thing you should do every time you pick up a guitar? Resist the urge to shred for a moment, and make sure you’re in tune. If you’re just beginning to play the guitar, an out-of-tune instrument can be incredibly frustrating and make every note sound like a mistake. Knowing how to tune a […]
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Megan L. is a writer and musician living in San Diego. She loves supporting independent artists and learning more about music every day. Megan has been working for TakeLessons since November 2011. Google+
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It may not always be center stage, but the bass is arguably the most important instrument on the bandstand. The bass guitar serves as the glue that holds all of the other instruments together, and a solid bass line can make all the difference between a hit song and an average one. If you’re interested […]
At some point along your guitar journey, you’ve probably wondered, “What are the notes on the guitar?” Whether you want to learn how to improvise rock solos or play perfect classical etudes, knowing what the notes on the guitar are will be a huge help in your journey. This roadmap will show you where you […]
Want to learn how to read guitar tabs? You’ve come to the right place. The traditional method of learning guitar involves scales, reading music, and other music theory skills. It’s a time-honored process that takes practice and intense study. Tablature is a popular alternative way for guitar players to read music. Think of guitar tabs […]
Have you ever spent hours in front of the TV or your computer exploring popular dance routines to learn? Music videos contain some of the most impressive dance sequences ever, and many of us love to emulate the moves of our favorite artists. Whether you’re looking for easy dance routines to popular songs, or more […]
The sweet tone of the ukulele really comes out when the right chords are played. There is a wide range of moods the uke can produce — from upbeat grooves to sentimental slow jams — which depends heavily on the type of chords that are used. The major, minor, and dominant chords all have distinctive […]
Whether you’re turning your house into a creepy haunted mansion, heading to a rockin’ Halloween party, or getting the kids dressed up for trick-or-treating around the neighborhood, these Halloween party songs are the best way to get into the spirit. No playlist fit for consumption by ghouls and goblins is complete without these 10 essentials. […]
Looking for good songs to sing at a talent show? Talent shows are a great opportunity not just to show off your vocal abilities, but also to express yourself. Check out the list below for some of the best talent show songs that span across genres and skill levels! The Top 8 Talent Show Songs […]
Looking for some easy jazz guitar songs to get you started? Jazz music can sound very complicated, at first. It requires a combination of skills like speed, precision, and endurance. There are many great jazz guitarists that can attest to that. While advanced jazz can take quite a while to work up to, beginner jazz guitar […]
Where did you get your love of music? Was your mom musical? Maybe she played an instrument, sang in church or in a band, or splurged (or currently splurges) so that you could take guitar lessons? Regardless, this Mother’s Day, we can’t help but think about rockin’ women in music who are also moms. 1. Madonna “Material […]