Explore the Fretboard With These 5 Essential Pentatonic Scale Shapes
Knowing your pentatonic scales on the guitar will open up a new world of possibility when it comes to improvisation and soloing. Guitar teacher Milton J. explains why...
The guitar is a wonderfully rewarding instrument to play. Its versatility lends itself to a variety of melodies and chords that make the instrument welcome in many musical genres. As we find all of the wonderful ways the guitar will bring musical joy to your life, an essential part of learning the guitar is understanding the pe
How to Strum a Guitar: A Beginner's First Lesson
Yearning to learn to strum a tune? Guitar teacher Kirk R. shares a perfect first lesson in strumming a guitar...
Most of the songs that my guitar students want to learn consist largely, if not completely, of strummed chords.
While most students are able to pick up both simple and more complicated rhythms, or strumming patterns, often I notice that beginners have a hard time keeping track of where the beat is and really getting into the groove of the song.
Its also common that I se
Types of Ukuleles: The Ultimate Beginner's Guide
Whether you want to buy your first ukulele or upgrade to a new instrument, there are several different types of ukuleles to choose from. Here, ukulele teacher Michael L. introduces you to the different types of ukuleles so you can make the best decision for your goals and your budget...
When you're shopping for a ukulele (for yourself or your child), it's important to know the different types of ukuleles so you can find the right fit for you. There are several different types of ukuleles;
15 Awesome Facts You Never Knew About Your Voice
Vocal health for singers is an important topic. After all, as a singer, your voice -- and, actually, your entire body -- is your instrument! It only makes sense to fully understand how it works, and how vocal health really affects your performance.
Here on the TakeLessons Blog, we've shared tips for improving your tone, strange (but effective) ways to protect your vocal cords, and how posture affects your singing. We've debunked the myth that drinking milk is bad for your voice, and that not
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