For the pianist, there’s no such thing as a dominant hand. Here are some exercises to strengthen hand coordination and independence.
If you’ve got an acoustic guitar—particularly a classical guitar with nylon strings—here are some beginner techniques for unleashing your guitar’s latent drum kit.
Playing the bugle requires more than lips and lungs. Playing piano requires more than nimble fingers. Really, playing any instrument at all requires sound mind and body. If you want to play well, you’ve got to take care of yourself—and I mean your whole self. Exercise is important, and so is diet. Whether you’re trying to memorize a song or your tendonitis is flaring up from too much guitar playing, there’s an herb or vitamin for that. Here are just a few of the areas you can begin improving after a visit to your local health food store.
This year we made a point of stepping up our YouTube video channel. With gear reviews on everything from organs to acoustic-electric guitars, plus a slew of online lessons, travel features, and magazine issue trailers, you can now visit us from any device and push PLAY on content that was once only available in our […]
Our October issue is full of goodies. We’ve got a cover story on pianist/songwriter Jim Brickman, modeling amps for guitars, acoustic-electric guitars, harmonicas, even bagpipes.