Choose A Piano Teacher Who Successfully Mixes These Elements


When you've decided to learn how to play the piano, the first step that you'll need to take is to find a teacher in your community for piano lessons. If there are several piano teachers who are located a reasonable distance from you, you'll have the flexibility to evaluate each of them so that you can choose the best one for your needs. In evaluating these teaching professionals, try to assess their teaching styles.

26 March 2019

Questions To Ask When Buying Rare Vinyl Albums Online


If you're a collector of vinyl records, there's no better feeling than hunting down a rare album and adding it to your collection. While you'll often find such albums at record stores, you'll also occasionally encounter a product online that you wish to buy. In person, you can thoroughly inspect the album to ensure that it looks as though it has been keep in mint condition. Online, though, you'll need to rely on a series of communications with the seller to ensure that you get an album that meets your criteria.

6 October 2016

4 Things You Should Do To Ensure Your Vocal Recording Is Ready For Publishing


Before your CD can be selected by a music publishing company, it must be well recorded. Using a professional recording studio is often the best way to ensure that your CD includes a clear recording that is representative of your vocal range and talent. Here are a few things that you should do to ensure that your vocal recording is ready to be published: Practice the Songs Beforehand with the Music

16 July 2016

Are You A Musician With Arthritis In Your Hands? Products That Can Help You Play With Ease


Playing a stringed instrument requires a great deal of fluid movement in your fingers and your hands. If you have arthritis, then playing a guitar, harp, etc., is often more pain than pleasure. If you want to keep playing your stringed instrument of choice, you will need to find ways or products that help you deal with the pain and stiffness you feel. The following products can help you continue your hobby or career.

12 May 2016

Three Tips For Proper Piano Key Care


A piano is more than just a beautiful instrument. A piano can also be a beautiful work of art, if it is being well taken care of. Preserving the natural beauty of your piano should begin with a focus on keeping its keys in great condition. Here are just three of the more important factors you want to remember when caring for your piano's keys. Wash Hands Before Playing Always wash your hands before you sit down to play the piano.

8 February 2016

3 Ways To Keep Playing Guitar With An Injured Thumb


If you cut or strain the thumb on your strumming hand, you may find it difficult to continue practicing the guitar. However, there are a few options that you can try to keep you playing while your thumb heals.  Use a Pick  If you have a small cut on your thumb that does not allow you to freely strum your strings comfortably but is not severe enough to keep it under wraps all of the time, you might consider using a pick as opposed to strumming with your thumb.

5 February 2016

Before You Hit The Road: Gadgets That Will Make Your Next Road Trip Adventure Even Better


If you love hitting the road for an adventure away from home, you're not alone. Breaking free from your everyday routine and work schedule for a road trip is an activity many people find to be relaxing. Doing something new can help you relieve stress, and going on a road trip is a great way to make memories with friends and loved ones. You can enhance your road trip experience by having a few gadgets in place to make your adventure even more fun.

5 February 2016

Gift Ideas For The Musician In Your Life


When you have a musician in your life, whether they are a close family member, your child, or a person you are in a relationship with, you may find it difficult to pick out the perfect gifts for them when you are holiday or birthday shopping. This is especially true if you are not particularly musical yourself. Rather than getting them a gift certificate to buy or download music or some other semi-generic gift, get to know some of the ways that you can find gifts that will delight and wow the musician in your life.

25 January 2016

Choosing Your Child's First Instrument


Participation in music education offers an increased IQ, improved test scores, and stronger language development skills. Quite naturally, you're eager for your child to grab an instrument and begin. First, take a moment to think. Playing a flute isn't the same as playing the clarinet or even the drums – so you want to choose carefully. The instrument your child selects should be a wise choice in order for them to excel, enjoy it, and experience the widespread benefits of musical education.

22 January 2016

Understanding Traditional Irish Folk Music (And How To Dance To It!)


There's no doubt that Ireland has a great history of folk music and it's a tradition that has excited and thrilled you for years. And now you're ready to get into it in a major way. But what are the roots of this amazing music? What are the best modern recordings of it? And what's the best way to enjoy it? Read on to find out the answers to all these questions (hint: the answer to the last one is by dancing, of course!

18 January 2016