How to Teach Yourself to Sing: Is it Actually Possible?
There are many reasons you may be interested in learning how to teach yourself to sing. Maybe lessons are too expensive, or you are not entirely sure singing is your passion. Maybe you're embarrassed about your singing level or you feel like you are behind and want to kickstart your singing. But is it actually possible to teach yourself to sing? Yes... and no. Read on to see what we mean...
You Already Sing!
Singing is part of our everyday lives. It isn't like learning something completely new
How to Read Guitar Chords
If you're beginning to learn how to play guitar, chances are you'll want to get started by learning a handful of chords. Learning how to read guitar chords is a great way to get familiar with guitar notation and get used to your instrument.
A chord is a group of notes that makes a harmony when played all together. On guitar, you can strum chords to accompany a melody that you or someone else are singing, or more advanced players might incorporate chords with single notes for a more complex so
How to Enter (& Win) Singing Contests & Competitions
Are you ready to step out of the practice room and take your talent to the stage? In this article, voice teacher Milton J. shares his tips for preparing for a competition or audition, and then continue reading for our list of contests to enter!
For quite a few years, weve tuned in our televisions, phones, and tablets to our favorite singing contests and competitions every week. We've been picking our favorite singers, voting for them (sometimes more than once), and hoping they
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 Easy Bluegrass Songs on Guitar
Even beginners can start playing a little bluegrass guitar. Music teacher Matthew K. shares a selection of his favorite easy bluegrass guitar songs...
When I first listened to bluegrass music, I knew I had to learn the guitar parts. They are very intricate and fun! The patterns weave in and out of each other, creating a sound that is unique to the genre. It can be a daunting sound for any beginner - and it may seem impossible at first - but remember, everyone has to start at the beginning.