The number of harmonica styles, brands, and variations can be daunting for a beginner. This guide to harmonicas can help you find the right harmonica.
Picking up the harp (or more accurately standing with or sitting next to it) is unlike learning to play any other instrument. The harp is unique, a work of art in itself, and complex and difﬁcult both to play and to maintain.
By applying trickle-down modern manufacturing processes from our percussion and wind instruments, Yamaha has not only built a more durable, playable instrument, but one that also produces less waste material in the making process, and requires less maintenance and repair.
Have you ever noticed that sometimes when you are playing a piece, your fingers just start playing without you really having to think about what you are doing? That’s because you have developed muscle memory for that particular piece. Your fingers have essentially “memorized” how to play that particular section of the song.
With the new year rolling in, it’s time to start working on those New Year’s resolutions. For those of you deciding to take up piano, which is a great choice, there are some things to consider when starting out. What type of piano or electric keyboard should you get? Are there any good method books out there? Will I need a lesson teacher?
It is entirely possible to have a long, successful guitar career without much musical theory knowledge. But, theory is great to know for a variety of guitar-related tasks and activities, such as songwriting, teaching, and accompanimental playing.
When first learning piano, or any instrument for that matter, you want to learn the names of the notes on the staff. Knowing the note names will allow you to further your skills with music theory, sight reading, analysis, and so on.
When practicing the piano, or any instrument for that matter, repetition is a common method used to further learn a piece of music. However, there are some ways in which this can hinder progress on a piece. Whenever you are using repetition to practice, you want to be sure you are using it in the most beneficial and productive way possible.