10 Problems Only Bass Players Will Understand
Don't let anyone tell you the bass is easier than a regular guitar just because it has less strings! Bass guitar teacher Kevin S. shares the unique challenges you face as you learn bass guitar...
1) Capos are Misleading
Any bassist who has regularly played with a guitarist who uses a capo has discovered that this simple tool can be confusing to deal with at first. This is a where good transposing skills come in handy, especially if the guitarist is referring to the chords they are playing
14 Common Musical Terms All Piano Players Need to Know
As you're learning how to read music on the piano, you'll come across a lot of different words and terms that will seem like a foreign language. And that's because... they are!
Most sheet music terms you'll see are Italian, or have Italian roots, while others are taken from French, German, Latin, or Spanish. But don't worry -- you don't need to learn how to speak Italian fluently to be a good piano player. There are many piano terms and symbols, but the 14 listed in the infographic below are
David Bowie Tribute: "Space Oddity" Guitar Tutorial [Video]
The music world lost one of its brightest stars this week, as legendary musician David Bowie passed away Monday at the age of 69. To celebrate Bowie's life and tremendous talent, TakeLessons guitar instructor Jonathan B. put together this special guitar tutorial to help you learn to play one of Bowies classic songs.
In this step-by-step tutorial, learn the Space Oddity chords and the special techniques Bowie used to play his acoustic hits. Pay special attention to the left-hand chord voi
50 Best Pinterest Accounts for Inspiring Piano Practice Ideas
Are you in a piano practice rut lately? Theres nothing worse than having to practice or teach the same piano songs and techniques over and over again. Its enough to drive someone mad!
Luckily, there are many resources available online that can help spark inspiration. Pinterest, for example, is a great resource for both students and piano teachers. There are hundreds of pages dedicated solely to piano playing.
Since we know you dont have time to sift through all of these p
7 Strange (But Effective) Ways to Keep Your Voice Healthy
As a singer, you probably know how important it is to take care of your voice -- it is your instrument, after all! If you're already staying hydrated and doing your daily warm-ups, take it a step further by trying these strange (but effective) strategies in this guest post by Ann Arbor, MI voice teacher Elaina R...
Most people know that water and rest are good for the voice. Warming up properly and engaging in physical activity like yoga can also keep you healthy and happy.