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
10 Useful Italian Phrases You Wont Find in a Travel Dictionary
Are you planning on taking a trip to Italy? A travel dictionary is a great resource to have on hand. However, it doesn't always list common phrases and expressions used by native Italians. Below, Italian teacher Christopher S. shares 10 useful Italian phrases that you won't find in a travel dictionary...
Italian is an extremely expressive language. Not only is it beautiful for the way it sounds and the theatrical hand gestures, it's also beautiful because of its rich expressions. Like man
Video: What's it Like to Take an Online Singing Class?
Is it possible to learn to sing online? With TakeLessons Live, you can attend online group classes to improve your skills, improve your confidence, and get a taste of working with a private voice teacher!
But we get it: the idea can be pretty daunting if you're a total beginner. What's it like to take an online singing class, anyway? How should you prepare? We know you might have questions, so we asked singing teacher Reina M. to address some of the most common questions and concerns. Watch t
Getting Down to Business: Useful Italian Phrases and Etiquette Tips for Doing Business
Close the deal on your next Italian business trip with this lesson from Italian teacher Nadia B. on useful Italian phrases and etiquette tips for doing business...
Are you planning on doing business in Italy? Its important that you learn Italianeven just a littlebefore your trip, as you want to interact with constituents in a professional and polite manner.
In this article, well explore various useful Italian phrases and words you can use to ensure your meetings go off without a hi
5 YouTube Celebrities Who Remind Me Why I Love the Piano
What inspired you to play piano?
Maybe your parents made you take piano lessons as a child, and you quickly discovered how fun and rewarding it was to play your favorite songs. Maybe you can pinpoint that one classical piece that made you first realize how music can affect your emotions and mood.
Or, perhaps you were inspired later in life, after years of listening to artists like Billy Joel and Elton John, or even contemporary artists like John Legend, Alicia Keys, or Norah Jones.