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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...

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...

Beginner’s Guide to Acoustic Drums

One of the most exciting and rewarding instruments in any band’s lineup is the drum set. Why? The drummer is the most active person onstage! At a glance...1. Parts of...

10 Benefits of Learning Music That Will Change Your Life

At a glance... 1. Better health 2. Improved cognitive functions 3. Make new friends 4. Builds confidence 5. Trains discipline and patience 6. Enhances creativity 7. Connect with others better...

How To Learn Songs By Ear

One of the most impressive musical skills is transcribing a song by ear. In my opinion, being able to learn songs by ear is the most important musical skill to...