5 Fun (& Easy) Piano Duets for Beginners and Beyond
Learning to play piano by yourself is fun, but learning to play with someone else can be twice as enjoyable! Here, music teacher Julie P. shares her picks for the best easy piano duets and books to check out...
One of the best parts of being a piano player is that you get to play music with other people. And I dont just mean when youre playing in a rock band or accompanying a soloist. You can play duets with your fellow pianists!
There is a wide range of repertoire availabl
Five Tips For Writing A Jazz Song On Guitar
Take the plunge into writing jazz songs on guitar with these tips from guitar teacher Samuel B....
Although jazz guitar is a formal discipline, you can mix it into your repertoire of original songs without formal training. Here are five easy ways to do this:
Include Triads In Your Songs
Triads (three-note chords) are your most accessible ally. There are two basic ones.
I refer to the first one as the L. It looks like this:
Although it can be strummed, the L chord sou
7 Powerful Life Lessons from Famous Piano Composers
We talk a lot about the benefits of piano lessons (you know, making you smarter, teaching discipline, relieving stress, and so on and so on), but have you ever thought about the lessons to be gained from looking at the lives of famous piano composers? These seven celebrated composers have lots to teach about life, creativity, and how to make your mark on the world.
1. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Competitors Can Be Your Friends
Like Mozart, you can achieve greatness by focusing on develop
7 Hawaiian Ukulele Songs for Beginners
Learn some authentic Hawaiian ukulele songs with this guide from ukulele teacher Christopher S....
When you think of the ukulele, what do you think of? My first thought is Hawaii. When you think of Hawaiian music, what do you think of? Naturally your answer might be Hula dancing or Elvis Presley and all the Hawaiian songs he recorded. The point is, if you want to play the ukulele it is a good idea to know what is and how to play some authentic Hawaiian ukulele songs.
I myself knew very l
25 Tips for Supporting Your Young Musician [Infographic]
Parents, wondering how to best show your support as your child starts music lessons? Read on for a round-up of the best tips from piano teacher Rhonda B., plus a few other prominent piano bloggers...
So youve enrolled your child in piano lessons. End of story, right? No. Learning this challenging instrument -- or any instrument, at that -- will require a long-term commitment of at least a few years. It takes teamwork to make it happen.
My student Mallorys mother, Christy, u