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  • Synovitis can ruin a piano-player's career. Here's how I (mostly) recovered and got back to the keys, with gentle repertoire suggestions that I enjoy playing.

    Playing Piano with Wrist Pain

    Playing Piano with Wrist Pain

    by Kymberly Fergusson3

  • 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 Lane2

  • If you've played electric guitar all your life, acoustic can feel like an entirely different instrument at times. It takes a little nuance to get the acoustic sounding stellar, so here's some tips for playing better acoustic guitar.

    How to Play Better Acoustic Guitar

    How to Play Better Acoustic Guitar

    by Matthew Scherer0

  • Want to know how to get better at playing guitar? Here are 5 tips that can help you improve, whether you are a beginner or veteran guitarist.

    How to Get Better at Guitar

    How to Get Better at Guitar

    by Michael James5

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • When buying your first acoustic guitar, you want to be sure you're getting what you want. In this article we look at the main differences between steel and nylon stringed acoustic guitars.

    Nylon or Steel: Choosing Your First Acoustic

    Nylon or Steel: Choosing Your First Acoustic

    by John Bullock0

  • 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

  • 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 Thomas2

  • Performance anxiety can be problematic especially with those who have the desire and talent to be on stage but can't seem to overcome that fluttery feeling in their stomachs.

    How Do You Reduce Your Music Performance Anxiety?

    How Do You Reduce Your Music Performance Anxiety?

    by Stephen and Jacqueline Gibbons0

  • Musical improvisation can be both rewarding and intimidating for even the most experienced players. For the beginner, it can seem near impossible to form music out of scales and chords. Here are five tips to keep your ideas fresh.

    5 Tips to Enhance Your Musical Improvisation Skills

    5 Tips to Enhance Your Musical Improvisation Skills

    by Matthew Scherer0

  • When you first start out playing gigs, you don’t realize right away that certain things should be done or avoided. I have a few tips regarding some things a newbie singer might want to think about.

    Things for Newbie Singers to Think About for Gigs

    Things for Newbie Singers to Think About for Gigs

    by Bob Craypoe0

  • Just discover '80s metal and want to shred the fretboard like they did? Check out this guide to get your shredding chops in order!

    Guitar Shredding Tips and Tricks

    Guitar Shredding Tips and Tricks

    by Matthew Scherer0

  • 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 Walker5

  • Rondo form is a flexible and versatile way to construct a piece of music. Find out how it works and which composers have used it successfully inside this comprehensive guide.

    A Guide to Rondo Form in Music

    A Guide to Rondo Form in Music

    by JohnMello2

  • Learn about five important concepts that can help you beat songwriter's block. Creative blocks occur for many reasons, but as musicians there are a few things we can do to keep on writing songs when times get tough.

    How to Beat Songwriter’s Block

    How to Beat Songwriter’s Block

    by Michael James0

  • A clear and concise explanation of musical intervals. Learn how they are named and what the names mean.

    Music Theory: Intervals

    Music Theory: Intervals

    by chasmac0

  • Being in a band can be one of the most rewarding experiences a musician can have. Expressing yourself live or through the sounds of an original recording can be priceless. This article will walk you through how to start a band and what mistakes you should avoid making along the way.

    How to Start a Band

    How to Start a Band

    by Musical Multitude0

  • Accompanying on the piano can be as simple or as complicated as you want it to be. Here's one way to create a back-and-forth style of accompaniment that's easy to master.

    Broken Chords Accompaniment on Piano

    Broken Chords Accompaniment on Piano

    by JohnMello0

  • Rhythm is the backbone of all music, yet it tends to get overshadowed by soloing on the guitar. Want to break out of power chord prison and start playing exotic rhythms? Here are three tips to spice things up.

    3 Ways to Spice Up Your Guitar Rhythm

    3 Ways to Spice Up Your Guitar Rhythm

    by Matthew Scherer0

  • Learning cover songs are not only good for expanding your set list but can also serve as lessons.

    Using Songs as Lessons

    Using Songs as Lessons

    by Bob Craypoe0

  • 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

  • The diatonic scales are 7 note patterns that in a sense are extensions of the pentatonic patterns. They require a bit more work to learn than the pentatonic scales but are well worth the investment to avoid ‘pentamania’ where lead guitar starts sounding ‘samey’ and predictable.

    Play Guitar:  Diatonic Scales & Lead Patterns

    Play Guitar: Diatonic Scales & Lead Patterns

    by shimla0

  • 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

  • Once a pianist learns the chord progression for Heart and Soul, they will be able to accompany numerous other popular songs. One strong favorite is the Rodgers and Hart standard "Blue Moon." Even absolute beginners should be able to understand this detailed explanation.

    How to Play "Blue Moon" with Basic Chord Progressions

    How to Play "Blue Moon" with Basic Chord Progressions

    by Aficionada3

  • 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 R Swafford0

  • A review of the music in the piano solo collection "At The Movies," Book 1, published by Alfred and arranged by Dan Coates.

    "At The Movies, Book 1" Review

    "At The Movies, Book 1" Review

    by Doniell Cushman0

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

    Easy Guitar Chords

    Easy Guitar Chords

    by Jon Green0

  • Learn how to cope with fear using these proven strategies. Fear prevents us from moving forward and can rob us of success.

    How to Sing Without Fear

    How to Sing Without Fear

    by Audrey Hunt33

  • So, you’ve decided that you want to learn how to play the drums. Drums are probably one of the most complex and difficult instruments out there. However, if you are motivated, you can succeed. Here are a few tips for beginner drummers that will help you get started.

    Tips for Beginner Drummers

    Tips for Beginner Drummers

    by Anne Marie Carr0

  • 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

  • Bending is one of the most expressive techniques on the guitar. Bends can truly make solos soar ... or crash and burn. Hitting the right pitch every time can be a bit tricky, so here's a guide to hit that sweet spot every time.

    How to Bend Strings on Guitar

    How to Bend Strings on Guitar

    by Matthew Scherer0

  • Sharps and flats can be confusing... but not if you know what to look for. Find out how to take the mystery out of key signatures for good!

    How to Read Musical Key Signatures

    How to Read Musical Key Signatures

    by JohnMello4

  • A brief summary to "The Twelve Lesson Course" in "A New Approach to Violin Playing" by renowned Hungarian violinist and pedagogue, Kato Havas.

    Kato Havas' Violin Pedagogy

    Kato Havas' Violin Pedagogy

    by Goh Tong Keat0

  • Learn how to write great lyrics and take your songwriting to the next level in one short article.

    How to Write Great Lyrics

    How to Write Great Lyrics

    by Kyle McClure0

  • If you want to know how to play Johnny B. Goode, this page will show you. Chuck Berry's classic rock and roll song is often requested. This is a simple version of the song for guitar.

    Easy Johnny B. Goode Tabs and Chords

    Easy Johnny B. Goode Tabs and Chords

    by Lisa Marie Gabriel11

  • Get started playing your new ukulele today by learning a few basic techniques. It is easy to get started playing simple songs, even if you have no musical experience.

    Getting Started With Your New Ukulele

    Getting Started With Your New Ukulele

    by Jennifer Wilber1

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