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Making the Most of Your Practice: Goal Setting for Musicians

Setting Practice Goals I believe that goal setting is a fundamental skill that needs to be developed in order to get the most out of your practice time. What you...

“What Is Christmas All About?”: A Charlie Brown Christmas

A Charlie Brown Christmas Aired on December 9, 1965 on CBS, A Charlie Brown Christmas was the first television special stemmed from the popular four-column comic strip, Peanuts. Although CBS...

9 Christmas Albums to Add A Kick to Your Holiday Gathering

What’s the next most important thing at any holiday gathering, besides food? Music. This holiday season, whether it’s a friend’s party, a work shindig, or your family’s celebration, music will...

Guitar Barre Chords Made Easy For Beginners

At a glance...1. Definition of barre chords2. “E” shape barre chords3. “A” shape barre chords4. Quick switching between barre chords5. Remembering root notes6. Easy alternative chords Playing barre chords may...

Musical Thanksgiving: The Wampanoag Tribe

When the Pilgrims landed at Plymouth, the Native American Wampanoag tribe kindly showed the settlers how to farm the land, hunt and fish, and adapt to life in the new...

8 Songs of Appreciation and Gratitude for this Thanksgiving

As autumn arrives, so does a cherished holiday: Thanksgiving. Started as a way to celebrate the plentiful fall harvest with friends and family, Thanksgiving is now a mainstay in many...

Making the Most of Your Practice: How to Make Practice Enjoyable

We all practice to improve on something we decide to do and achieve the goals we set out for ourselves. Yet a surprising number of my music students often tell...

Scary Movie Music: the Filmmaking Genius of John Carpenter

If you love being scared by horror movies, chances are Halloween is one of your favorite times of the year. Besides the new horror movies that come out during Halloween,...

The Perfect Guide on How to Read Guitar Tabs Easily (With Examples)

Guitar tablature, or tab, is a form of writing down music for guitar, and it mainly uses numbers instead of standard music notation. It’s easy to understand, even for beginners!...

16 Powerful Reasons Why You Should Play Guitar

How does learning to play the guitar change our well-being in profound ways? Research suggests that guitar players’ brains work a bit differently to everyone else. Some see this as...

7 Top Guitar Posture Mistakes And How To Avoid Them

At a glance...1. Sitting posture 2. Keeping the guitar close to your     body 3. Holding the guitar 4. Shoulder Tension 5. Finger Pain 6. Standing Posture Do you...

10 Common Guitar Mistakes To Avoid For Better Performance

Learning to play guitar is similar to learning many other art forms like martial arts, visual arts, and dance. It is very easy to unknowingly develop bad habits, and unless...