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Piano Lessons - A Piano Teacher's Guide For Beginners

So you want to learn to play the piano? Piano lessons can be hard to organize and can cost quite a bit (20$-30$ per lesson). Meanwhile, the internet is full of online piano lesson courses and it can be difficult to choose one that is effective. Well I am here to tell you the truth about learning pia

A Brief History of Gretsch Drums

Gretsch has been around since 1883, when Friedrich Gretsch decided to open a little shop in Brooklyn, NY to sell instruments. Gretsch was an immigrant from Germany who had a talent for creating musical instruments ...

How to Enter Kids in a Singing Contest

Calling all Annies and Olivers! If there's a youngster in your household who has a talent for tunes, you may want to look into signing her up for a singing contest. Although these generally take the form of auditions for regional theatrical productions, major metropolitan areas are often the forum f

What is Guitar Theory?

What is guitar theory and why should all serious guitar players study it? How can knowledge of music theory make a guitarist better and help further development?

Lucinda Williams - Car Wheels on a Gravel Road, Deluxe Edition

It's been eight years since Lucinda Williams released the original verion of her hit album Car Wheels on a Gravel Road. The original release pushed Williams well into the realm of being considered one of the great living singer/songwriters. Now, with the reissue Deluxe Edition, th

The Success Of High School Musical Explained

If anyone has been anywhere near a television in the past few years, they have not been able to avoid the phenomenon that is High School Musical. From the time the first movie aired on The Disney Channel, High School Musical has become one of the biggest franchises in Disney history.

How to Teach Yourself Piano in No Time at All

When you are thinking about taking instruction in music, you may be surprised that there are many advertisements and tutorials out there for you to learn how to teach yourself piano.While learning the piano can be quite challenging and you will find that there are many things that you need to keep i

Does Sonic Producer Really Help Make Music Beats?

It wasn't that long ago that people who wanted to make beats had very few options at their disposal. In fact, a lot of people assumed that they'd have to book time at a professional studio if they wanted to get the kinds of result that would sound professional and highly polished.

Unusual Percussion Instruments

Drums are just one of many types of percussion instrument.instruments de percussion. image by Bruno Bernier from Fotolia.comThe Virginia Tech Department of Music lists five categories of percussion instruments: drums; Latin percussion such as conga drums, castanets, and maracas; tuned...