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
The Ins and Outs of Cadences for Piano Players
What are piano cadences, and how are they used? Learn the ins and outs in this guest post by Manassas, VA teacher Carol K...
When I first decided to tackle the word cadence, I thought to myself What exactly do I think of when I hear that word? For me, the word implies an ending, or rhythmic inflection of sound, like the modulation of the voice in reading or speaking. This article will examine, in greater detail, what a cadence means to musicians, the types of cadences, and
Review: A Must-Have Resource for Classical Singers
Classical singers, listen up! Here's a resource you absolutely shouldn't miss, reviewed by voice teacher Molly R...
If you teach classical voice, you are probably aware that one of the biggest challenges is accompaniment! We can fake our way through standards and simpler Disney tunes for our other students, but this is not usually the case when it comes to Mozart or Verdi.
And if you are a classical soloist, its every bit as frustrating. It can get very costly to hire an acc
Learning Piano? The Secret to Practicing Smarter, Not Harder
What's the best way to practice piano pieces? When you start learning more complicated songs, it's easy for frustration to creep in. Get back on track with these helpful tips from Brooklyn, NY music teacher Elizabeth A...
When I was a young girl first taking piano lessons, I was determined to learn each piece perfectly. I sat down at the piano to practice, and played through my assignment from start to finish.
I can do better than that, I thought to myself.
And so I play
10 Things To Look For In A Guitar Teacher
Learning how to play guitar is a wonderful journey, and you're at a crucial stage: finding a great guitar teacher. How do you know if the guitar teacher you're looking at will be a good match for you? Take these tips from guitar teacher Melissa K. to find the perfect guitar teacher for you!
Your fingers do strange, elegant dances in the air. Melodies and chord progressions haunt your dreams. Your friends are in an a capella group and will erupt into songs at a moments notice, but youre not