Bad Piano Habits You Should Break
Every piano learner (or even professional players) have bad playing habits that keep them from realizing their full potential. If you are an aspiring pianist, take note of the items mentioned in this article and learn.Tips For Getting The Most Out Of Practice Time
It is important to understand that no matter what endeavor we take on in life, the only way to get results is through repetition-otherwise known as practice. We have all heard practice makes perfect. The key to success is consistency or regularity. Practice should be done each day, even if it is as little as 15 minutes. It is the little bit each day that will get you results and not several hours one day a week. Daily is the key to results.What Thirty Years of Teaching Has Taught Me
The following points are written from my personal experiences. Being a music teacher for over 30 years and retail store owner with a staff of ten music teachers for 15 years, I experienced a lot. I speak from the heart and really believe in what I say here.Frustrated With Your Guitar Playing: Cut Yourself A Break: Part 2
In the last article, we talked about managing your expectations with regards to guitar playing. A quick recap: If you are trying to play songs without taking time to learn some guitar basics, you’re going to be frustrated. This could lead to the early demise of your rock star aspirations (heck, any guitar playing ambition), and we don’t want that happening!Waiting to Exhale – How To Reduce Excess Tension While Playing
You’re live on stage, at a packed venue and your band starts playing the song that has always been difficult for you to play. Tonight you are extra-determined to nail it, each and every section of the song and you find yourself digging in deeper than normal, with all the focus you can muster.How to Improve Your Voice: Creating Contrast in a Song
Contrast is about creating different shades of colour with a voice and teaching this is a lot of fun for both the singer and myself as a vocal coach. A good way of teaching this is to have a singer study different styles of music and different vocalists to get a feel for how singers play around with their vocal tone to create nuances, this is also a great way to improve your voice and develop stylistic ways of bringing a song to life.