Guitar Theory Basics: Understanding Keys
Curious about keys? Guitar teacher Alexander A. breaks down the guitar theory behind understanding keys...
What key am I in? For most of the music we play this simple question yields a simple answer. I think the REAL question here is why. Why is a piece of music considered to be in the key of G major, or A minor, or any other key? I was in my 3rd semester of Jazz Harmony at Berklee when the instructor stumped the entire class with this question. I think the answer will surprise you.
Proper Singing Posture - What You Need to Know
Before you learn how to breathe, sing, or play any kind of instrument correctly, you need to ensure that you're creating the proper posture with your body. New singers frequently make the mistake of thinking that singing starts with controlling the vocal cords those hard-working vocal folds we love to exhaust but the secret to great singing is understanding how to use your whole body effectively. This starts with proper singing posture, enhanced by correct breathing techniques, and then furt
10 Acoustic Guitar Songs for Beginners That Are Not Even a Little Cheesy
Nobody likes trudging through difficult music that they dont like. If a song is too hard, its not going to sound good. And if you dont like the song, why bother putting in the effort?
To solve this problem for you, heres a very eclectic list of easy songs to play on your acoustic guitar.
DISCLAIMER: Making music is tricky business. Theres a lot of multitasking and it takes time to get things flowing the way that you want to hear them. Additionally, guitarists all have different st
How to Identify Voice Types & Subtypes
Are you a soprano, alto, tenor, or bass? Learn how to determine your voice type in this guest post by Ann Arbor, MI voice teacher Elaina R...
So, you want to figure out your own voice type. You probably just want to know whether you are a soprano, alto, tenor, or bass. Unfortunately, things are a little more complicated than that. The good news? It doesnt matter as much as you think.
Before you rush to the keyboard to try to figure out your voice type, keep two things in min
Flower Power: 4 Easy Ukulele Songs from the 60s
Ready for a time warp? Ukulele teacher Willy M. has five classic tunes from the 60s that are perfect for your ukulele!
There was something about the music of the 1960s that has remained popular year after year. The nice thing about this for the beginning ukulele player is that 60s songs make great tunes to learn on the ukulele, simply because they're relatively easy to play. Here are five easy ukulele songs for beginners that come from the swinging 60s.
1. "Up Around the Bend"