The Best Violin Exercises for Rhythm, Tone, and More
Learning to play a musical instrument - and finally being able to play all of your favorite songs for violin - is an amazing feeling! However, it can be easy to get caught up in the enthusiasm of learning to play violin songs quickly, and to overlook the important basic step of developing your sound from the very beginning. Nothing will help build these skills more quickly than concentrated exercises; just a few short bursts each day to concentrate on each area will hone the skills you need to
2 Simple Tricks to Play Country Guitar
When you're taking guitar lessons, you may find it challenging to play different styles of music. Here, guitar teacher Samuel B. shares his tips to help you learn country guitar...
Compared to other music styles like jazz and bluegrass, country is a structurally simple genre. It usually shares the same three-chord structure as blues, soul, and rock 'n' roll. When playing country music, you will use playful, open-handed picking to play chords, versus the flat-picking of individual notes o
Science-Backed Rituals to Calm Your Nerves Before a Piano Recital
Do the butterflies in your stomach seem to turn into bats before each and every piano recital? You are not alone. Millions suffer from performance anxiety, or stage fright, from actors to professional athletes. But you dont have to let this anxiety prevent you from letting your talent shine for the world to see!
Is anxiety affecting you before your piano recital? Look for these signs:
Increased heart rate
Trembling limbs or voice
Dry mouth or difficulty speaking
Cold, sweaty hands
What's the Fastest Way to Learn Piano? You Might Be Surprised!
Memorizing, beginning with scales, starting with songs, recognizing notes there are many ways of learning to play the piano, and good teachers will tweak their methods to accommodate each students abilities and desires. While each method has their own merit, still some people have this question: what is the fastest way to learn piano? Is there one? They may be more eager about the destination and less concerned about the journey, but the journey is very important. But there is one technique t
Learning Guitar: Understanding Minor and 7th Chords
What are minor and 7th chords anyway? TakeLessons teacher Brian T. breaks down the music theory behind building these chords...
Learning guitar chords is one of the early challenges of learning the guitar. Very often a new student will find themselves presented with a host of fingering patterns that make little sense. "Why this set of frets and not that one?" the student wonders "Why, when I move my E major down a string does it become A minor?" With just a bit of music theory and a willi