Should I Take Voice Lessons in My Home or at a Studio?
Ready to learn to sing with a professional teacher at your side? Many teachers offer in-home lessons as an option, so you may need to decide between that or going to their studio. Read on as Hayward, CA teacher Molly R. offers her advice for making your choice...
So you want to learn to sing! Youre searching through TakeLessons to find the perfect voice teacher for you, and see that a few teachers offer the option of lessons in their studio, or lessons in your home. Which option wi
Top 10 Most Surprising Ukulele Cover Songs
You'd be amazed what you can play on the ukulele! Music teacher Matthew K. counts down 10 of his favorite surprising ukulele cover songs...
The ukulele is a fun instrument to play! Originating in Hawaii, the ukulele has four nylon strings that are tuned to C major. It is very easy to play, and you can strum it any way and it will provide a nice tone.
Often when one thinks of the ukulele, they think Hawaii, or Luau. Although it originated in Hawaii, many contemporary songs can be covered o
Exercises for Practicing Guitar Chords
There are several ways to master the technique of changing chords, so lets look at a couple of exercises using basic guitar chords. The basic guitar chords are C, D, Dm, E, Em, F, G, A, and Am. Some instructors add C7, D7, E7, G7, A7 and B7. The F chord is always the most difficult for the beginning guitar player because you hold two strings down with one finger.
Ideally, you want your basic guitar chords to sound clean and crisp no muffled strings. Keep practicing the individual chords un
5 Things to Try Once Youve Mastered Scales on the Piano
So you've mastered and memorized all the different scales on the piano - what now? Here are some awesome musical ideas to try next, courtesy of Corona, CA teacher Milton J...
You've likely come a long way from your very first piano lesson, a nerve-wracking beginning to what is sure to be a lifelong love for these 88 keys of joy and wonder. Maybe its been a few lessons and you've finally completed a goal you've mastered major and minor scales! From C major to Eb minor, you've
Learning How to Sing: Getting Rid of the Culture of Fear
Do you love singing, but worry about what others might think of your voice? Has something been holding you back from performing, playing an instrument, or taking lessons? Read on as teacher Dan G. examines the culture of fear today - and how to overcome it:
As a musician, student, and teacher of many years, I have become aware of a certain enigma surrounding music in our culture, specifically in relation to the experience commonly known as fear. Music was originally a sacred art form. In nati