4 Songs That Every Classical Pianist Should Learn
Which classical piano songs should you have in your repertoire? Check out four of the most well-known pieces here, as complied by Greeley, CO teacher Andy W...
This is simply a list of four of the most time-tested and beautiful classical piano songs of all time. If you dont know how to play these yet, you should learn them right away!
1. Moonlight Sonata
This has withstood the test of time, considering that it was composed by Beethoven in 1801. The part of this sonata that ev
3 Reasons Pianists Should Be Playing Hanon Exercises Daily
Hanon exercises: they might not be the most fun, but they can make a big impact on your progress as you're learning how to play piano! Read on as Saint Augustine, FL teacher Heather L. explains why...
Sure, you could buy a technique book, a book of warm-ups, and a book of "finger-strengthening exercises," and work with all three every day. And some of you may be advised by your teachers to do so, based on your past playing experience and future goals. But if you're a middle-scho
Upgrading Your Gear: Must-Haves For the Intermediate Guitarist
Is your guitar gear stage-ready? If you've been playing for a while and you're ready to start performing, your set up might need some upgrades. Follow this guide from guitar teacher Nathan D. and enjoy rocking out...
So perhaps you've been playing steadily for a few months to years, and you're taking this whole guitarist thing seriously. Maybe you now have a band, and want to start playing out. There's plenty of necessities to get or upgrade guitar gear as you start to go a bit more pro, a
Exercises for Practicing Guitar Chords
There are several ways to master the technique of changing chords, so lets look at a couple of exercises using basic guitar chords. The basic guitar chords are C, D, Dm, E, Em, F, G, A, and Am. Some instructors add C7, D7, E7, G7, A7 and B7. The F chord is always the most difficult for the beginning guitar player because you hold two strings down with one finger.
Ideally, you want your basic guitar chords to sound clean and crisp no muffled strings. Keep practicing the individual chords un
Learn Guitar Now: How to Read Tabs
Although learning to read sheet music is a valuable skill for any musician, most guitarists prefer to use a different type of notation known as guitar tablature or guitar tabs. Guitar tabs give a basic visual representation of the neck of your guitar and use numbers to indicate which notes are to be played. Learning how to read tabs is pretty simple, and, once you get the hang of it, you can easily learn new songs or write down compositions of your own.
How to Read Tabs
Guitar tabs are