What Are the Different Parts of a Violin? [Infographic]
Are you a beginner violinist? While you might be eager to start playing immediately, its important to learn the basic functions and parts of a violin. Otherwise, youll have a difficult time understanding what your violin instructor is saying when he or she asks you to keep your bow parallel to the bridge. Check out the graphic below to learn the basic parts and functions of a violin:
There you have it; those are the various different parts of a violin and their functions. Once youve
5 Common Reasons to Quit Playing Guitar... And What You Can Do to Stick With It
Don't let the title fool you, we're not encouraging you to quit guitar. In fact, we want to help you stick with it. Oftentimes when people decide to learn an instrument, they end up quitting before they realize their full potential. Here, Irvine, CA guitar instructor Douglas F. breaks down five of the most common reasons people quit playing guitar, and what you can do to overcome your excuses.
In everyday encounters, its surprisingly common to hear "I used to play guitar, but..." after
Tips for Beginners: Piano Hand Coordination Exercises
As a pianist, there are many skills to develop through your practice regimen. Reading the grand staff means you need to be proficient in understanding both bass and treble clef, simultaneously! You need to develop independence between your left and right hands while playing and you also need to have an understanding of music theory, voice leading and harmony. One challenge that is both fun and practical to learn is coordination of your hands while playing. Here are some great exercises that can
How to Teach Piano to Every Age Group (Preschoolers, Teens, and Adults)
No two piano students are the same. As a teacher, it's important to take a unique approach to teaching different age groups. Below, piano teacher Rhonda B. shares some helpful tips on how to teach piano to every age group...
Imagine a department store where every item of womens clothing is labeled size small. The stores designer has decided on a certain ideal, and thats whats offered. If you dont like it, youre obviously ignorant of good taste.
As silly as this seems, thats the
6 Easy-to-Learn Classic Country Songs for Guitarists
Looking for some beginner-friendly country songs to play on guitar? Here, Katy, TX guitar instructor Zachary A. shares some of his favorite classic country songs that are easy to learn and fun to play...
Country music has changed a lot over the past couple decades, but the classic country songs from the 50s and 60s still highlight the country music genre. The music written by Hank Williams Sr., George Jones, Carl Perkins, and Waylon Jennings was revolutionary. Each one of these artists has le