Spice Up Your Playing with these Essential Guitar Strum Patterns
Many guitarists have a tendency to focus most of their practice time and energy on left-hand fretting technique. Although the left hand is very important, mastering different rhythms and guitar strum patterns with your right hand adds a whole new dimension to your guitar playing.
Understanding Guitar Strum Patterns
Start by playing a simple chord progression. Ideally, you should be able to play through the chords without looking at the fingers on your left hand. Starting with a simple prog
What Are the Best Songs to Sing to Show Off Your Vocal Range?
Many singing teachers agree that one of the most alarming things today is tuning in to television talent competitions and seeing nine-year-olds singing opera. Not only are the arias generally age-inappropriate, but they make vocal demands on the singer that often requires a training period longer than the child has been alive!
Less publicly, but equally common, are singers who wrong-foot themselves with inappropriate repertoire at local singing competitions and music festivals. They might pick
Kids' Guitar Lessons: How Often Should My Child Practice?
Odds are that if your child is taking guitar lessons, your child chose to play the instrument. Unlike stringed instruments, piano, and classical instruments, kids usually choose to start playing guitar. Kids guitar lessons are a great start, especially when they are geared to your childs age, but the only way your child will really progress with the guitar is through regular practice.
Practicing is a unique challenge when it is an instrument that a child chooses to play. People tend to t
Piano Tips: 3 Smart Tricks to Visualize Major Scales
As a beginner learning to play the piano, you might feel overwhelmed by all of the new information -- major scales, minor scales, and triads, oh my! How do you remember it all? Start with major scales and check out these tips from St. Augustine, FL piano teacher Heather L...
Maybe the beginning of your piano studies has gone just swimmingly. Perhaps note reading is coming easily to you. You're a natural at technique and posture. But you've really hit a wall with those major scales. It c
Is It Possible to Sing Well Without Taking Lessons?
If you're wondering how to sing well without lessons, you'll want to check out this guest post. Here, Washington, DC voice teacher Jacqueline E. shares her thoughts...
Is it possible to sing well without taking voice lessons?
In a nutshell, my answer to this is a firm no.
So, what does it look like for someone who genuinely wants to learn how to sing well, but cant take lessons, for whatever reason, and just commits to self-teaching through various methods? The different op