Are You Really Ready to Play Guitar Solos?
Think you're ready to learn to shred? Guitar teacher Samuel B. shares how he decides when the time is right for his students to learn to play guitar solos...
There are several factors relevant to whether or not you're ready to play guitar solos and soloing techniques. As a guitar teacher, I make the call for my students based on a combination of the following things:
1) your aptitude at playing chord changes
2) your understanding of tonal and infrastructural similarities between enharmoni
Should Parents Observe During Voice Lessons?
Should you sit in on your kid's singing lessons? Here, Hayward, CA teacher Molly R. tackles the commonly asked question...
When parents sign their child up for voice lessons, naturally they want to be sure of a few key things:
Does the teacher know what he or she is doing?
Is the teacher a good match for my child?
Is my child making progress?
One of the easiest ways to be sure of all this is to observe a lesson and see for yourself, of course. However, this may not
Basics of Singing: The Do's and Don'ts of Singing in a Group
Mastering the basics of singing is just one of the many steps you'll need to take when training your voice. You may think that once you've tackled the various exercises needed to improve agility, tone, and technique, and learned the basics of good posture and support, that you're winning the battle and well on the way to being a good singer. The truth is, you may have mastered the basics of singing on an individual level, but if you want to eventually sing with others, there are many other skill
6 Showstopping Audition Songs Perfect for Tenors
Have an audition coming up? For tenors, selecting the right repertoire and learning how to sing tenor parts that really showcase your vocal type is key. Here, Hayward, CA teacher Molly R. offers her suggestions...
So, you call yourself a tenor! Thats a wonderful voice type to have -- there are not as many of you higher-voiced males! Finding vocal repertoire in a baritone-heavy world is not always easy, but what IS written for tenors is just marvelous and bound to impress if youve
Starting With the Basics: How Do You Play Piano?
So you've made your mind up and you want to learn how to play the piano, right? Fantastic! Before you plop down and start banging away at the keys, there are a few things you should clarify so that you start out on the right track.
Set the Stage for Success
How do you play piano with no previous knowledge of music? One way is to hire an expert to show you. So first, take a look at your daily and weekly schedule. You will need to set aside time for lessons, and make sure your daily routine ca