Guitarist Wanted: Life as a Musician for Hire
Your days of bedroom jam sessions are over -- it's time to start your music career and hit the road! In this article, traveling musician and guitar teacher Nick K. discusses his experience with guitar gigs and gives you tips on how to make them successful...
I'm what they call a "hired gun." That's a cool title for what's otherwise referred to as a traveling performer or musician for hire. I've done a lot of touring with a great group called The Three Degrees.
They had worldw
14 Common Musical Terms All Piano Players Need to Know
As you're learning how to read music on the piano, you'll come across a lot of different words and terms that will seem like a foreign language. And that's because... they are!
Most sheet music terms you'll see are Italian, or have Italian roots, while others are taken from French, German, Latin, or Spanish. But don't worry -- you don't need to learn how to speak Italian fluently to be a good piano player. There are many piano terms and symbols, but the 14 listed in the infographic below are
10 Basic Guitar Terms You Should Know
When you're learning to play guitar, there are a few terms you need to know. Brush up on the basics with Grosse Pointe, MI. guitar teacher Jerry W...
You can advance quickly from a beginner to an intermediate guitarist by studying and mastering these guitar terms.
Nothing says amateur like an out-of-tune guitar. Take the time to learn how to tune your guitar quickly and accurately. With modern technology, you can even have a tuner on your phone, so there's really no excuse f
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
5 Easy Ways to Test Your Piano Skills
How can you be sure you're progressing at the right pace as you're learning to play the piano? Learn some ideas for testing your skills in this guest post by New York, NY teacher Nadia B...
Sometimes it can be challenging to know where you stand with the piano. In daily practicing, you can lose sight of where you started and how much improvement has taken place over time. Testing your piano mastery is not only a way to learn where you stand, its also a way to earmark futu