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  • Useful classical guitar major and minor scale patterns in notation and tab. Patterns approved by Trinity College of Music, London

    Classical Guitar Scale Patterns

    Classical Guitar Scale Patterns

    by chasmac0

  • 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

  • Learn everything you need to know about getting started on guitar in this comprehensive guide. Get help choosing your first guitar, advice on lessons and more!

    Beginner’s Guide to Starting Guitar

    Beginner’s Guide to Starting Guitar

    by Guitar Gopher0

  • At some point a guitar player usually becomes interested in learning scales after open chords and barre chords have been learned. Playing licks and improvising solos is no doubt one of the most exciting things that can be done on a guitar – for both the player and the audience. In this article I am going to present the workhorse of scales for many guitarists – the pentatonic scales.

    Learning Guitar:  Pentatonic Scales and Lead Patterns Caged

    Learning Guitar: Pentatonic Scales and Lead Patterns Caged

    by shimla0

  • An easy-to-read guide to some of the most interesting chords for writing music. How to write a great opening to a song, an interesting body, and a close that isn't cliche. Plus video examples.

    Creative Chord Progressions

    Creative Chord Progressions

    by Milo35

  • Find out if you really need a teacher to learn to play guitar, and why taking lessons may not be the best choice for every newbie guitarist.

    Do You Need a Teacher to Learn Guitar?

    Do You Need a Teacher to Learn Guitar?

    by Guitar Gopher0

  • 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

  • This article on flute breathing exercises discusses how we breathe, types of breathing and which is best for the flautist and also for the player's general health. Some breathing exercises that help with the control of breath are explained with diagrams along with an emphasis on the importance of good posture to assist controlled flow of air.

    Flute Breathing Exercises

    Flute Breathing Exercises

    by Bronwen Scott-Branagan24

  • If you have a child who shows an affinity to the piano but is not old enough for formal lessons, the following article will give parents ideas for teaching early piano skills.

    How to Teach Young Children Piano

    How to Teach Young Children Piano

    by Blurter of Indiscretions13

  • The recorder is an ideal musical instrument for the adult beginner. Follow this page for helpful tips to learn the instrument.

    Taking up the recorder as an adult

    Taking up the recorder as an adult

    by Liz Mackay17

  • 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

  • Learn how to solo on the guitar and write your own leads, plus the importance of scales, improvisation and self-evaluation.

    How to Write a Guitar Solo

    How to Write a Guitar Solo

    by Guitar Gopher1

  • 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

  • It’s important to recognize that even major players had to start with the beginner’s chords, or open chords. What led them to become famous guitar players (besides raw talent) was an intensely disciplined approach to practice, combined with a creative fire and passion to make music.

    Learn Guitar: Beginners Chords and Tips for Playing

    Learn Guitar: Beginners Chords and Tips for Playing

    by shimla2

  • Guitar Lesson on guitar chords in Open G tuning. Rolling Stones guitar style, Keith Richards guitar chords. Rolling Stones guitar parts, Guitar and Open G tuning.

    Guitar Open G Tuning—Keith Richards

    Guitar Open G Tuning—Keith Richards

    by Jon Green5

  • In this article we will take a look at barre chords, also called moveable chords because the same form can be moved up and down the neck. At first barre chords can seem like real hard work, or plain impossible to fret but they are well worth learning if you really want to rock because they give you access to the full range of the neck. Patience and persistence is the key.

    Learn to Play Guitar : Barre Chords for Acoustic and Electric Guitar with Bar Chart

    Learn to Play Guitar : Barre Chords for Acoustic and Electric Guitar with Bar Chart

    by shimla6

  • 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

  • You too can learn to play the piano as an adult. Your experiences of life will help and you will persevere with practicing more easily than a child can.

    Learning the Piano as an Adult

    Learning the Piano as an Adult

    by Liz Mackay48

  • 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

  • Check out this Gibson Les Paul LPJ Review and learn more about the 2013 and 2014 models of this affordable American-made Les Paul.

    Gibson Les Paul LPJ Review

    Gibson Les Paul LPJ Review

    by Guitar Gopher16

  • Piano is a versatile musical instrument and is probably one of the most widely played around the world. Piano is basically a keyboard instrument where the black and white keys represent different notes with different intervals. The way the notes go...

    How to Learn Piano Online for Beginners

    How to Learn Piano Online for Beginners

    by Elisa Margaret lesmana5

  • Piano worship chords aren't very much different from the chords found in other types of music - pop, jazz, country, etc. - but they do have a certain sound to them that's a bit difficult to explain. So, instead of talking too much about it, we're...

    How to Play Piano Worship Chords Like a Professional

    How to Play Piano Worship Chords Like a Professional

    by pianofast3

  • When trying to improve your overall technique, guitar exercises are the best way to go about doing this. They focus on increasing your fingers strength, speed, accuracy, and dexterity. Doing all the different exercises will also allow you to learn...

    5 Guitar Exercises to Improve Speed and Accuracy

    5 Guitar Exercises to Improve Speed and Accuracy

    by stevenseiler5

  • Already got a uke and want to get a jump on the holilday season? Or did you just open a brand new ukulele and need to learn some songs before December 26th rolls around? I've got you covered!

    10 Easy Christmas Songs for Ukulele

    10 Easy Christmas Songs for Ukulele

    by Kennedi Brown0

  • Most people who take music lessons of some kind learn some quick and easy tips for reading the music, especially for naming the letter or pitch names that correspond to each line and each space.

    12 Marvelous Music Mnemonics

    12 Marvelous Music Mnemonics

    by Aficionada12

  • 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

  • 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

  • Practice is the only way you can get better at playing the guitar, but playing the right notes is only half the battle. Check out these seven ways you can improve your guitar practice routine today!

    Seven Ways to Improve Your Guitar Practice Routine

    Seven Ways to Improve Your Guitar Practice Routine

    by Sam Islam0

  • Would you like to play a stringed instrument? Do you think you are too old or too young to learn? Would you like to play something unusual and portable? Then the mountain dulcimer (also know as the Appalachian dulcimer) may be the instrument for...

    The Easiest Stringed Instrument to Learn, the Mountain Dulcimer

    The Easiest Stringed Instrument to Learn, the Mountain Dulcimer

    by Sagamore Squire4

  • Playing piano helps people release emotions and enjoy music. Here I provide six simple tips that can help you become a better pianist.

    How to Be a Better Piano Player

    How to Be a Better Piano Player

    by Vail Dorchester14

  • Guitar lesson and guide to playing scales on guitar. Major, minor and pentatonic scales.

    Guitar Pentatonic Scales

    Guitar Pentatonic Scales

    by Jon Green9

  • 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

  • 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 Fergusson2

  • The House of the Rising Sun is a folk classic and its most famous version was released by The Animals. There are so many ways to play this song in different styles, but this way works nicely.

    House of the Rising Sun Chords and Guitar TAB

    House of the Rising Sun Chords and Guitar TAB

    by Lisa Marie Gabriel21

  • The Suzuki method is enormously popular in the United States and Japan. While the method was originally used to teach violin, many children learn to play piano (and other instruments) with this method. The Suzuki method allows very young children to play music by ear before progressing to sight reading, which allows 3 and 4 year old children to play the piano. Parental involvement is critical to the success of this method!

    Suzuki Piano Method: Music Lessons for Young Children

    Suzuki Piano Method: Music Lessons for Young Children

    by Leah Lefler11

  • So you want to learn how to play guitar? Well join the club, because people from all over the world want to do exactly what you want to as well. What separates you from the rest? It all comes down to whether you've got motivation and that little...

    How To Play Guitar: A Beginner's Guide

    How To Play Guitar: A Beginner's Guide

    by Anthony15

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

    Easy Guitar Chords

    Easy Guitar Chords

    by Jon Green0

  • What's the best method for learning a new piece of piano music? Find out what you should and shouldn't do to get that new piano piece under your belt as quickly as possible.

    How to Quickly Learn to Play a Piano Piece

    How to Quickly Learn to Play a Piano Piece

    by JohnMello5

  • Learn to tune your guitar by ear in a few simple steps. It’s easy, and it can even help you become a better guitar player.

    How to Tune a Guitar by Ear

    How to Tune a Guitar by Ear

    by Guitar Gopher0

  • 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

  • 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

  • For many singers and songwriters, the guitar is the first instrument they pick up, owing to its popularity and versatility. But perhaps now you feel that it's time to expand your musical horizons...

    The Five Best Instruments For Guitar Players To Learn

    The Five Best Instruments For Guitar Players To Learn

    by David Hagar2

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