How Ukulele Artist Danielle Ate the Sandwich Built Her Music Career Online
If you've spent any time checking out rising musicians on YouTube, you've probably seen Danielle Ate the Sandwich's popular original songs or cover videos. Danielle is a uke-slinging singer-songwriter with a dash of comedy who touts inspirations like Paul Simon, Death Cab for Cutie, and Katy Perry.
I got the chance to talk with Danielle today about her musical upbringing, writing the songs for her new album The Drawing Back of Curtains, and her personal journey of growing up as an artist
A Beginner's Guide to Japanese Stroke Order
Having trouble figuring out the stroke order for Japanese characters? Whether you're using hiragana, katakana, or kanji, these tips from Japanese teacher Karou N. will help you learn the correct stroke order for Japanese characters...
There are three types of characters in the Japanese language: hiragana, katakana, and kanji. Hiragana is used for basic writing. Katakana looks similar to hiragana, but is slightly different in function.
Kanji was originally invented in ancient China from
The New York Jazz Scene: Venues, Festivals, and More
Nothing goes together better than New York and jazz. New York was and is the home to many masters of Americas contribution to the world of music. From the earliest days of jazz, musicians like Count Basie, Duke Ellington, and John Coltrane made their mark on New York jazz.
Even today, New York jazz is alive and well. Its possible to see incredible musicians, both masters and the up-and-coming stars, playing amazing music 7 nights a week. Here are a few of the best places to experience jazz in
The 5 Best Websites for Guitar News and Gear Reviews
Part of learning to play guitar is staying up to date on current events, gear, and industry news. To help you stay in the loop, guitar instructor Matt K. has put together a list of his go-to websites for guitar news...
Once youve taken a few guitar lessons, you may feel the urge to learn more about the instrument, and the gear that goes with it.
The guitar can become an addiction, and once youve mastered the chords, scales, and licks, youre going to want to learn about all the gear
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