Efficient and organized practicing is a determining factor in a musician’s overall technical and musical progress on the instrument. Although this article mainly focuses on proper practicing techniques for string performers in classical music, any instrumentalist performing in diverse musical genres can also take advantage of this general practicing approach. Everyone has heard of the […]
Popular YouTube sensation and award-winning children’s songwriter Emily Arrow has released a new book: Kid’s Guide to Learning the Ukulele: 24 Songs to Learn and Play for Kids. In this book, children will learn the fundamentals of the ukulele and practice 24 songs, games, and activities with Emily’s expert guidance. Learn how to hold, tune, […]
The ability to play at speed (at least some/relative speed) is an important part of guitar playing. Even if you don’t want to be a modern-rock-virtuoso-shredder playing a million notes per click at an ungodly BPM, continuously improving your playing speed is essential for other reasons. So often a guitarist who isn’t considered “a fast […]
Whether you’re a music educator, band or orchestral student, conductor or composer, timpani has been one of the most mystical and misunderstood percussion instruments ever.
As a student and as a teacher, professional drummer Don Wiseman pursues music education from both sides of the book. In this video expand your vocabulary by developing your brush technique with Don Wiseman…
The Digital World is Both the Opportunity and the Existential Threat Billie Eilish and Lil Nas X may be weathering the pandemic storm (although the big money comes from touring), but in the larger community of independent artists and teachers a shudder is palpable. What do you do when your income disappears overnight? What happens […]
For beginner guitarists, reaching the point of playing your first song — and ultimately first batch of songs — is really important, for many reasons. The biggest one being that it means you’re applying the skills you’ve been working to develop and therefore you’re showing proven, tangible progress. This is not only rewarding, but encouraging […]
Latin Percussion’s (LP) We Are Rhythm Podcast, is a new way to listen to and learn more about the world of percussion with some of the most distinguished and respected musicians in the business interviewed across 30 episodes. The We Are Rhythm Podcast is free at www.lpmusic.com/listen. Created to inform and inspire, the podcast library is available […]