Beginner Basics: How to Teach Yourself Guitar
Getting started on guitar can be mystifying without a great teacher to guide you. Follow these tips from guitar teacher Jerry W. and you'll be on your way to playing the guitar...
So you want to teach yourself how to play guitar? You dream of playing your favorite song or gigging in a band. You've bought a guitar and you're ready to start. But now what? Where should you begin?
In this post I will walk you through making a plan to teach yourself guitar. I will cover the steps to developing
Music Basics: Reading Keys on the Piano
As a beginning piano student, its important to gain an early understanding of many things in order to play the instrument as well as you possibly can. One of those early components is learning how to read keys on the piano in sheet music, and understanding the difference between major and minor.
Understanding Key Signatures
The key signature is marked at the beginning of every piece of music, immediately to the right of the grand staff (the treble and bass clefs on any composition). Key sig
Play Like a Pro: 7 Cool Rock Guitar Licks from Legendary Players
Playing famous guitar solos and licks can be really fun. Plus, if you're hoping to impress someone, a well-known lick can go a long way. We've picked out a handful of rock guitar licks that sound great and are at an intermediate level of difficulty. All of them were originally played on an electric guitar with a set level of distortion and overdrive, but feel free to add your own twist. Try playing them with a clean sound, or even on an acoustic guitar if you want to try a different sound.
7 Violin Mistakes You Need to Stop Making
Any time you learn a new skill, you will probably make some mistakes when you're starting out. Making mistakes is a natural part of the learning process, but be careful not to let an error become a habit. For violinists, this is especially important, as each skill and new piece of music that you learn will build upon the things you have just learned.
These 7 common violin mistakes might be holding you back from reaching your full potential as a musician. Whether you are a beginner or you have
9 Fundamental Tips That Will Change the Way You Play the Violin
The violin can be an incredibly rewarding instruments to play. For beginners, the road to success is riddled with lessons in patience and discipline, but when met with enthusiasm and the right guidance, the journey is certainly worthwhile! Many say that practice makes perfect, and while of course regular practice is a must, it does not guarantee perfection in fact, improper practice can yield consistently poor results. So what are the fundamental hallmarks of proper violin practice, and how ca