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  • It should not take too long to set up for a gig. I have some suggestions to help you do it more quickly.

    Reducing Setup Time for Gigs

    Reducing Setup Time for Gigs

    by Bob Craypoe2

  • Nobody really likes a job with a boss breathing down your neck and nagging about deadlines and TPS reports. I'm here to tell you that there is hope - and big perks that come with working for yourself!

    6 Benefits of Working as a Freelance Musician

    6 Benefits of Working as a Freelance Musician

    by Steve Witschel0

  • Finding quality free sheet music online isn’t as easy as you think. The following list provides you with links to 20 of the best websites to find free and legal printable sheet music.

    Free Sheet Music Website Masterlist

    Free Sheet Music Website Masterlist

    by Patricia Walker0

  • The Hapi drum is a steel tongue drum that needs minimal musical expertise to play. Here are a few techniques, complete with a video guide, to get you started today!

    How to Play the Hapi Drum

    How to Play the Hapi Drum

    by Amy Naylor6

  • Most of us have a favorite song that we like to play or listen to, but how many of us are fluent in a musical instrument? Read this article to learn more about how music can enrich your life!

    The Benefits of Playing a Musical Instrument

    The Benefits of Playing a Musical Instrument

    by Allen Zhang1001

  • This article will help you learn the natural minor scale and will show you lead patterns to use as templates for solos. The natural minor is a fairly safe choice for soloing in a minor key and can produce more melodic and soulful solos than the pentatonic scale. There are many types of minor scales, but the natural minor is the basis of most minor harmony.

    Soloing on Guitar With Soul in the Natural Minor Scale

    Soloing on Guitar With Soul in the Natural Minor Scale

    by shimla1

  • Ever wonder what all the different bits of a guitar are for? Let's find out...

    The Anatomy of a Guitar

    The Anatomy of a Guitar

    by John Bullock0

  • Learning to strum the ukulele can seem intimidating, but if you follow these simple steps it can set you well on your way to playing with ease.

    How to Strum the Ukulele

    How to Strum the Ukulele

    by Marilyn Lane1

  • Guitar lesson - playing guitar songs, with examples and chord pictures.

    Easy Guitar Chords

    Easy Guitar Chords

    by Jon Green0

  • Have you ever wanted to learn guitar but weren't sure where to start? From choosing a guitar to playing your first songs, this guide will walk you through the first steps and more.

    You Can Learn Guitar: A Guide for Beginners

    You Can Learn Guitar: A Guide for Beginners

    by Rebecca Swafford0

  • Always wanted to play a musical instrument? Why not start out with the tin whistle? Learn how to play simple tunes on the tin whistle today.

    Learn How to Play the Tin Whistle

    Learn How to Play the Tin Whistle

    by singnmiss2

  • A singer is a human wind instrument. Your body is like a straw. If you don't have good posture, your singing will suffer. What is good posture and what does it look like? Read on to find out.

    Why You Need to Have Good Posture When You Sing

    Why You Need to Have Good Posture When You Sing

    by Benny Ng2

  • If you're thinking of investing in piano lessons for your child (or yourself), you need to hear from a seasoned veteran piano educator on the pros and cons of organized piano study.

    Why Piano Lessons?

    Why Piano Lessons?

    by Shannon T Flynn0

  • A quick and authoritative guide to buying a classical guitar for a child or beginner. This article includes common mistakes, prices, and reviews from years of first-hand experience.

    How to Buy a Child's Classical Guitar

    How to Buy a Child's Classical Guitar

    by GreenMind0

  • Form in music is the structure or “blueprint” of the composer. This article will show you how you can listen to music through the form and understand it better.

    Listen to Music Through Form

    Listen to Music Through Form

    by Reginald Thomas0

  • Let’s face it, if you are just like everyone else out there, you just aren’t going to stand out. That’s why you have to do the music your way.

    Doing Music Your Way

    Doing Music Your Way

    by Bob Craypoe1

  • What's the purpose of the staff in music notation? What are clefs for, and why are there so many? Find out the answers to these questions and more!

    A Basic Guide to the Musical Staff

    A Basic Guide to the Musical Staff

    by JohnMello0

  • You've finally found musicians who get along. Everyone's learned the songs. You're ready to play out. But you can't get past the hardest part...coming up with a band name. Here's how...

    Tips for Creating a Band Name

    Tips for Creating a Band Name

    by Nikki Lambert0

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