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
Guitar Playing Tips | Eliminating Bad Habits & Reducing Injury
As far as guitar playing tips go, understanding proper form should be at the top of the list! Here, North Wales, PA guitar teacher Nathan D. shares the basics...
As a multi-instrumental musician, I am constantly checking my form to prevent strain or injury. Hours of improperly played guitar, piano, violin, and even clarinet can make one's fingers and elbows throb, and the impact of playing drums too hard with poor form can cause major injury to wrists all the way to your shoulde
How to Be a Better Singer... With One Overlooked Secret
Wondering how to be a better singer? There's more to it than knowing how to use your voice. Read on as teacher Tony F. explains...
Do you love to sing? Is singing the first thing on your mind in the morning and the last thing at night? If you can answer yes to those questions, you might be whats known as (cue the Star Wars theme music, maestro)
Symptoms may include: rocking your head to a favorite song as you sing along while driving down the road
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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
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