The Ten Best Tips and Tricks for Learning Guitar Chords
Ready to learn guitar chords? Guitar teacher Joe H. shares his secrets to mastering guitar chords...
The guitar is incredibly versatile accompaniment instrument. It can deliver many effects, from driving strumming to delicate fingerpicking. It is essential that a guitarist have a solid vocabulary of chords to draw from to do this. Lets be honest for moment: There are hundreds of chords! The good news is that some are more essential than others (more on that later). The following ten tips and
Why Are Piano Keys Arranged That Way?
When you look at the keys on a piano, a few things pop out right away. First, there are both white and black keys, and second, there is a distinct pattern that the keys on piano repeat. While most modern pianos contain 88 keys, you can find pianos with a shortened range, and even some that increase the number! But why, exactly, are the keys set up like that? We'll explore that in this article.
Black and White Keys on Piano
Pianos are arranged with white keys for the musical tones of A, B, C,
Improving Technique on Guitar: Exercises to Try
In a previous post, Guitar Basics: Why is Technique Important?, guitar teacher Blake C. discussed the importance of utilizing proper technique, along with examples and ways to check your guitar playing technique. Here in Part Two, he continues with a helpful guitar exercise to try...
If you want to improve your technique, there are a few guitar exercises you can try. I call the first exercise 1-2-4 Exercise merely because of the fingers used. This exercise is designed to impr
4 Valuable Tips for Succeeding at the ABRSM Piano Exam
Preparing for the ABRSM piano exam? Check out these helpful tips from New York, NY teacher Nadia B...
Piano exams can be an excellent way to challenge your musicianship, set and reach clear musical goals, and improve all facets of your playing. There are many different types of examinations, but one of the most well-established and thorough is the ARBSM piano exam, administered by the exam board of the Royal Schools of Music. It is a comprehensive examination with eight levels, al
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