Are You Really Ready to Play Guitar Solos?
Think you're ready to learn to shred? Guitar teacher Samuel B. shares how he decides when the time is right for his students to learn to play guitar solos...
There are several factors relevant to whether or not you're ready to play guitar solos and soloing techniques. As a guitar teacher, I make the call for my students based on a combination of the following things:
1) your aptitude at playing chord changes
2) your understanding of tonal and infrastructural similarities between enharmoni
15 Fun Ways to Celebrate National Piano Month
Love all things piano? Whether you dabble on the keys in your spare time, spend hours on the bench practicing to become the next virtuoso, teach piano for a living, or simply enjoy listening to Beethoven's best, we can all agree -- the piano is an amazing instrument!
From jazz hits to classical, heavy metal covers to even rap and hip-hop that sample piano, there are practically no limits to what you can explore on the piano.
So now it's time to celebrate, with September 1st m
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
5 Ways Learning Music Theory Can Make You a Better Singer
Do you love to sing? We'll take a wild guess and say it wasn't chord progressions and minor scales that caught your interest. But did you know reading music and understanding the theory behind it can actually help you as you learn how to sing? Find out more in this guest post by St. Augustine, FL voice teacher Heather L.
Music theory may not be the most glamorous part of being a singer -- after all, no one's analyzing Brahms's first symphony at that summer music festival in town, an
How to Improve Sight Reading Skills on the Piano
If you really want to advance your piano playing, mastering the art of sight reading can take you far. But if you're struggling, don't worry. Although some people have a more natural ability to pick up a piece of music and play it sight unseen, the good news is that sight reading is a skill you can improve upon with practice--and even teach yourself from scratch.
In fact, there are basic things you can do every day that will improve your dexterity and translate to your piano skills. Try t