Beginning Guitar: How to Build Up Calluses
There's no way around it, learning to play guitar is sometimes a painful process. If you're feeling like your guitar strings bit your finger, take this advice from guitar teacher Joe H....
Struggling to hold down the strings of your guitar without feeling like you are going to cut your finger wide open? Do you put your guitar away after just a few minutes of practicing with your fingertips gleaming red and feeling raw? Dont worry! This is a common problem for the first few weeks or so of pla
7 Singing Experts Share Their Best Music Biz Advice
Here at TakeLessons, we're passionate about helping students achieve their dreams, reach their potential, and receive the guidance they need from professionals ready to pass on valuable singing tips, knowledge, and encouragement. We talk about our singing teachers a lot, and have even featured many of them here on the blog. But we also know there's a lot of advice worth noting in other corners of the web.
So we scoured the Internet, searching for other professionals, vocal coaches, and perfor
How to Play Rockabilly Guitar: 7 Easy Songs for Beginners
Ready to learn about rock and roll's cousin from the south? If so, you're in the right place! In this article, music teacher Christopher S. explores some of the most influential rockabilly songs of our time and shows you how to play them on guitar...
The History of Rockabilly
The rock and roll style, dubbed rockabilly, is one of the earliest styles of rock and roll music. It dates back to the early 1950s and comes from the good ol' USA, especially from the south. It's a blend of sounds fr
30 MORE Awesome Graduation Songs to Sing Along With
If you're taking the stage to perform at your upcoming graduation ceremony, you'll want to pick a great song to sing! Continue reading for 30 good graduation songs to check out, recommended by voice teacher Molly R...
Spring has sprung! And one of the things many of us attend in late Spring is a graduation ceremony or two (or more, if youre super social!).
If you're a singer, you may even be asked to perform at a graduation ceremony or party. And the toughest part isn't gett
Are Heavy Metal Banjos The Next Big Thing?
Loud, jangly, and twangy, the banjo is an instrument with a distinctive voice that immediately evokes the spirit of the American South. Long a mainstay of bluegrass music, banjos have recently been incorporated into pop music as well by bands like Mumford and Sons.
And, if YouTube trends are any indication, it looks like the banjo is making another genre shift!
A pack of viral videos featuring banjo covers of hard rock classics are making the rounds and proving that banjos can shred just a