3 Handy Open Mic Tips for Guitarists' Eyes Only
Guitarists, are you ready to hit the stage at a local open mic? Polish your performance with these tips from guitar teacher Samuel B....
Performing (like songwriting) is a craft at which any dedicated musician can excel. It requires no prerequisites only the desire to share your talent and creations.
My high school music teacher once said Thomas Edison misappropriated the original purpose of music by inventing machinery to record it that nothing can replace your experience of seeing it
The Ins and Outs of Cadences for Piano Players
What are piano cadences, and how are they used? Learn the ins and outs in this guest post by Manassas, VA teacher Carol K...
When I first decided to tackle the word cadence, I thought to myself What exactly do I think of when I hear that word? For me, the word implies an ending, or rhythmic inflection of sound, like the modulation of the voice in reading or speaking. This article will examine, in greater detail, what a cadence means to musicians, the types of cadences, and
9 Outside-of-the-Box Vocal Warm Ups to Try
Properly preparing your voice is a crucial step to having a successful performance; however, it's not always about scales and arpeggios! As a singer, your entire body is your instrument - so you'll want to make sure you're fully warmed up, from head to toe, as well as mentally. Consider adding these outside-the-box vocal warm-ups to get the full effect:
1. Avoid Certain Foods and Drinks
Try to consume as little caffeine as possible before doing your vocal warm ups, and avoid ice cold drinks
Get Your Breathing Right: The Foundation for Good Singing
Proper breathing is absolutely essential for vocalists. So, what are the best breathing exercises for singing? Read on as Glendale, CA voice teacher Ben M. share his singing tips...
In a previous blog post, we discussed the importance of preparing the body to sing with hydration and proper rest. We also discussed the importance of relieving tension in the body in order to give your voice as much space to build and create that rich, full sound you want. The next step in your vocal ma
The Healthy (& Happy) Pianist: A Guide to Stress & Injury Prevention
No matter which piano method your instructor teaches, there are certain basics you need to know to avoid injuries and continue playing for years to come! Here, Chicago music teacher Sarah H. reviews the basics to remember...
No one said that learning the piano would be easy, but youre up for the challenge. After all, if you ask how to get to Carnegie Hall, the answer will most likely be Practice! Practice! Practice! But what happens when all of that well-intentioned practicing s