Essential Scales for Jazz and Blues Piano Players
Curious about playing jazz or blues on the piano? Learn about some of the essential scales to learn in this guest post by Augustine, FL piano teacher Heather L...
Jazz music has been called the only truly American art form, born and raised on this very soil. A combination of the historical music forms of both African and Caribbean slaves and European immigrants, it may be the only way in which the "melting pot" objective was ever successful. To listen to jazz is to listen to A
36 Best Dueling Piano Bar Songs to Request
Some of the best piano bar songs are requested at dueling piano bars. Haven't heard of dueling piano songs yet? Keep reading!
The dueling pianos style of entertainment (which traces back as far as the 1890s) has experienced a recent resurgence in popularity in many big cities.
Dueling piano bars are typically characterized by having two grand (or baby grand) pianos placed opposite each other, and two talented musicians performing and accepting audience requests for songs.
Most dueling piano
9 Fundamental Tips That Will Change the Way You Play the Violin
The violin can be an incredibly rewarding instruments to play. For beginners, the road to success is riddled with lessons in patience and discipline, but when met with enthusiasm and the right guidance, the journey is certainly worthwhile! Many say that practice makes perfect, and while of course regular practice is a must, it does not guarantee perfection in fact, improper practice can yield consistently poor results. So what are the fundamental hallmarks of proper violin practice, and how ca
Advantages & Disadvantages of a Fretless Guitar
Fretless instruments are not uncommon in the world of music, however, a fretless guitar is an instrument that isn't often mentioned. The fretless guitar lacks the frets that one would traditionally see on a guitar. This means that there is no interruption in the string from the bridge, up the neck of the guitar. The lack of frets create an entirely unique, warm, but less amplified sound that works across all types of music.
In order to truly understand what a fretless guitar is, it is first
Why Are Piano Keys Arranged That Way?
When you look at the keys on a piano, a few things pop out right away. First, there are both white and black keys, and second, there is a distinct pattern that the keys on piano repeat. While most modern pianos contain 88 keys, you can find pianos with a shortened range, and even some that increase the number! But why, exactly, are the keys set up like that? We'll explore that in this article.
Black and White Keys on Piano
Pianos are arranged with white keys for the musical tones of A, B, C,