French Vocabulary Basics: Prefixes and Suffixes You Need to Know
Have you noticed repeated beginnings or endings in French words? French tutor Tyler S. breaks down the most common French prefixes and suffixes you need to know...
Why Prefixes and Suffixes?
Have you ever wondered why languages have historically developed what grammarians call prefixes and suffixes? Why do almost all languages demonstrate these two types of word alteration when there are other ways to express the same changes of meaning? The answer is simple: prefixes and suffixes save
How to Be a Writer: Will A Writing Tutor Help Me?
Your favorite athletes all work with coaches. A football coach creates plays and helps players adapt to the game on the field. A swimming coach analyzes individual parts of the athlete's stroke to gain more speed in the pool. A gymnastics coach finds ways for the gymnast to add more grace and power to his or her routines. Just like these athletic coaches, a writing coach or tutor is an excellent asset as you work to develop your writing and rise above the competition.
Working with a writing coa
Pianist Spotlight: How Ben Folds Brought the Piano Back to Pop
Ray Charles, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Stevie Wonderso many names top the list of influential piano players in music history. But for a while there, as dance, metal, and grunge took center stage, piano was relegated to the sidelines. One artist who changed that, however, was Ben Folds. When he hit the scene with his band Ben Folds Five in the mid-90s, a new musical sound emergedpop heavily infused with piano.
Who is Ben Folds?
Ben Folds grew up in in North Carolina listening to piano greats l
You Have to See What Sound Really Looks Like
We're not talking about digital renderings of sound waves or synesthesia! This amazing video from NPR's science tumblr Skunk Bear uses an interesting photographic technique to capture what it looks like when sound waves push against the air.
It's incredible actually seeing the sound of hands clapping:
and being able to see sound vibrations leave a speaker!
Whether you're a musician or a music lover, sound is a huge, yet normally invisible, part of your life. What do you thin
Singing Lessons for Kids: Does My Child Have "It"?
Singing lessons for kids are the perfect way to support your little one's interest in music. But while you know it's important to encourage him or her to dream big, how can you be sure your investment is worth it? Learn the answer in this guest post by Grand Rapids, MI voice teacher Kelsey P...
As a voice instructor, I am often asked by the parents of my students, Does my child have it?" Not always in so many words, but when a young ambitious student declares that they want t