How Pentatonic Scales Can Help With Piano Improvisation
Curious about pentatonic scales? Learn the basics of how to incorporate them into your improvisation in this guest post by Austin, TX teacher Tosin A..
Have you ever heard a great solo? I mean a piano solo that practically hurts your feelings because its so good? You think things to yourself like: They cant be that good. What kind of scales are they using? Are they a wizard?
The honest truth behind it is the brilliant use of pentatonic scales.
Pentatonic Scales 101
What Does it Mean if a Singer is Classically Trained?
What do you think of when you see the words "classical singing?" Perhaps opera comes to mind? Here, vocal instructor Molly R. explains what being classically trained really means and how it can be applied to any genre of singing...
Suppose youre a rock or pop singer looking for a voice teacher -- while some teachers may stress that they're all about rocking or teaching a certain vocal method in their bios, many of them mention being classically trained. With that said, what doe
5 Contemporary Songs to Learn How to Play Piano by Ear
Can your favorite contemporary songs help you learn how to play piano by ear? They sure can! Check out how to get started in this guest post by Corona, CA teacher Milton J...
Recently, I started teaching a new piano student who simply wanted to play his favorite pop songs by both ear and sight to not only become a better pianist, but to be the life of the party for his friends. I loved his goal and made sure he knew about the great ways of learning how to play piano by ear using the p
The Surprising Truth About the Vocal Fry "Epidemic"
How bad is "vocal fry," anyway? As a singer, should you be concerned about this new vocal trend, heard in artists such as Britney Spears? In this guest post by Ann Arbor, MI voice teacher Elaina R., listen to a vocal fry example and learn the truth behind the fuss...
I was recently listening to This American Life (a popular radio show and podcast), and the hosts started talking about vocal fry. As a voice professional, I immediately started paying rapt attention. Within a few minute
How Do You Sing with Vibrato? Tips for Beginners
How do you sing with vibrato? Find out how to develop your technique in this guest post by Hayward, CA teacher Molly R...
One of the main things beginning singers tend to worry about is lack of vibrato. How do I make it happen? they ask... sometimes at the first lesson.
I usually make it very clear right away that you cannot force vibrato! If you do, you can easily damage your voice or create a very ugly wobble." Vibrato is something you have to LET happen. Here are some t