What is a Capo? Everything You Need to Know Here.
A capo is a helpful device that allows you to easily change the key of a song while using the standard open position chords that every guitarist knows. With a capo, you can play those same chords in any fret position along the neck of the guitar. Keep reading to find more answers to all of your capo-related questions!
What is a Capo?
A capo (pronounced cape-oh) is a small clamp that you can attach to the neck of the guitar at a specific fret. What does a capo do? It keeps all of the g
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
In-Person, Online, or DIY: Whats the Best Way to Learn Violin?
Before you begin your violin lessons, you'll need to make a decision about the type and location of the lessons. Here are some helpful tips from Brooklyn, NY teacher Julie P...
So you or your child wants to learn how to play the violin, but youre not sure if you want to work with a teacher in-person, online, or maybe just go the DIY route? This article will help you think through the pros and cons of each option. By the end, you should have a better idea of which way is the best wa
5 Things We Learned About Kurt Cobain from Montage of Heck
This month, HBO released a new documentary about Kurt Cobain's life called Montage of Heck. Unlike past documentaries on the legendary guitarist and singer, this one highlights his humanity and shares perhaps the most intimate look at his life that his fans have ever had. Director Brett Morgan worked with Cobain's family, including his daughter Frances Bean Cobain, who provided home movies, photographs, and journals.
At times funny and at other times deeply sad, Montage of Heck manages to gi
Musician Secrets: Budgeting for Becoming & Being a Guitarist
How much will it really cost you to become a great guitar player? Here, North Wales, PA teacher Nathan D. shares what you need to know...
So you're in the market for your first guitar? Congratulations! Learning to play an instrument is much like learning to drive. It's a road that is not typically paved with gold, or even pennies (just ask your average street busker). Time and money will become ever-growing obstacles. I personally skipped lunch for an entire school year to save