4 More Improvisational Tips for Piano Players at Any Level
We've covered how to improvise on a piano before, but there's always more to explore! Learn about four more piano improvisation exercises to try in this guest post by Long Beach, CA piano teacher Lynda A...
Improvisation is the technique of making up music on the spot. Most music students think piano improvisation is only for advanced students and professional players, but everyone has the ability to create music spontaneously. Ive seen many beginner piano students come alive wit
5 Common Reasons to Quit Playing Guitar... And What You Can Do to Stick With It
Don't let the title fool you, we're not encouraging you to quit guitar. In fact, we want to help you stick with it. Oftentimes when people decide to learn an instrument, they end up quitting before they realize their full potential. Here, Irvine, CA guitar instructor Douglas F. breaks down five of the most common reasons people quit playing guitar, and what you can do to overcome your excuses.
In everyday encounters, its surprisingly common to hear "I used to play guitar, but..." after
How Well Do You Know These Famous Violin Players? [Quiz]
From Bach to Heifetz, there are dozens of famous violin players whove made major impacts on the violin community. If you call yourself a violin aficionado, then test your knowledge of these famous violin players in the quiz below.
How did you do? If you're not happy with your results, there's no need to worry. Simply, ask your violin teacher to help you study some violin trivia or brush up on these famous violin players on your own.
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How to Play Guitar Like Prince | A Tribute to a Music Legend
The world was stunned on Thursday morning when news broke that music legend Prince had died at the age of 57.
Fans, celebrities, and fellow musicians took to Twitter to share their reactions, memories, and condolences. Shortly after, various tributes sprung up all over the internet, as the world mourned the music icon.
One of the best ways to honor the late star is to share his (many)talents. Celebrate Prince and learn to play his famous guitar licks in this video from Jonathan B...
The Ins and Outs of Cadences for Piano Players
What are piano cadences, and how are they used? Learn the ins and outs in this guest post by Manassas, VA teacher Carol K...
When I first decided to tackle the word cadence, I thought to myself What exactly do I think of when I hear that word? For me, the word implies an ending, or rhythmic inflection of sound, like the modulation of the voice in reading or speaking. This article will examine, in greater detail, what a cadence means to musicians, the types of cadences, and