Learning Guitar: Understanding Minor and 7th Chords
What are minor and 7th chords anyway? TakeLessons teacher Brian T. breaks down the music theory behind building these chords...
Learning guitar chords is one of the early challenges of learning the guitar. Very often a new student will find themselves presented with a host of fingering patterns that make little sense. "Why this set of frets and not that one?" the student wonders "Why, when I move my E major down a string does it become A minor?" With just a bit of music theory and a willi
The First Thing Beginners Should Learn on the Guitar
Whether you've just started guitar lessons or you're teaching yourself, the best way to learn guitar is by starting with this one, basic thing. Guitar teacher Jerry W. explains...
The first thing a beginner needs to learn on the guitar is how to tune. An out-of-tune guitar will make even the best player sound bad.
The best way to learn guitar is to first learn how to tune it. Then, everything you play will sound better, and the whole musical world will thank you!
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15 Piano Love Songs That'll Melt Your Heart [Videos]
Do you want to learn some new romantic piano love songs? Below, piano teacher Liz T. shares 15 piano love songs that'll make anyone's heart melt...
Are you looking to add a few piano love songs to your existing repertoire?
Today, there are many well-known pianists who are able to transform a movie theme, classical piece, jazz standard, or pop song into a solo piece for the piano.
Below, I've rounded up some of my favorite piano love songs from a variety of styles. Try learning these
Introduction to Violin Music Notes
The violin is often considered by musicians to be one of the most challenging instruments to learn. Its roots trace back many centuries and it was clearly a definitive instrument in shaping classical music all over the world. One of the reasons it is considered a difficult instrument to learn is that it's a fretless string instrument, making violin music notes appear to be inexact, yet fingering must still be done with precision. The reward for learning this sweet-sounding elegant instrument, ho
Teach Yourself to Sing on Key With These 4 Tools
If you're looking to teach yourself to sing on key, it's important to remember that it has as much - if not more - to do with training your ear as it does with training your voice. And since we can't hear ourselves sing accurately, we need recording equipment or another trusted pair of ears to check our results. With the advent of smartphones and tablets, tools that will help you teach yourself to sing on key are now readily available alongside more traditional methods. Here are five methods yo