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How To Learn The Guitar - Theory and Practice

How To Learn The Guitar: Theory and Practice

Learning the ropes of the guitar must be done both in theory and in practice — the mental and the physical/application side, respectively. The best way to learn the guitar is to distinguish the theory side and the physical side of guitar learning and to focus on one side first as opposed to practicing them...

Balance Music Classes With Job

How To Balance Music Classes With Your Job

Maintaining a regular practice routine can be very challenging when a full-time (or even part-time!) job is needed. Your current job can also have a big effect on you by the end of the day. If you have a physically demanding job, it can wear you out to the point of exhaustion. If yours is...

Giving Back To The Community As A Musician

How To Give Back To Your Community As A Musician

While there are so may ways to give back to your local community, there’s just something special about being able to make someone smile through your musical abilities. Here are some great ways you can help your community through your music: Join a charitable organization Being able to volunteer for a music-related charity in your...

Buying Your First Guitar

3 Tips To Consider Before Buying Your First Guitar

Are you planning to buy your first guitar soon? You’re in for a wonderful musical journey! It can be easy to feel overwhelmed with the choices—should you go acoustic or electric? what price point should you choose? Nylon strings or steel?—but don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. Take a look at the points to consider...

New Years Resolutions for music students

New Years Resolutions For Music Students

As lifetime music students, it’s important to keep striving to improve with each year that passes. While working on and improving musical abilities is a bit of a vague resolution to set, here are a few suggestions that you can choose from: Learn To Practice Better Setting aside more time to practice may be a...


Holiday Tips: Making Music With Your Family

When the holidays approach, music more often than not plays an important part in the lives of many people more so than it does during the other months of the year. Classic and modern holiday tunes fill the streets and shops, school recitals and choir performances are held, and so many more community events allow...


Holiday Destinations for Music Lovers

Traveling during the holidays can be made even more musical by visiting beautiful cities that are perfect for music lovers. From the timeless grace of classical Vienna to the rock and roll home of the blues in Memphis, take a look at some holiday destinations that are best known for their musical heritage, historical venues and...


Dealing With Performance Anxiety: Part Two

We covered the basics of handling performance anxiety on  the last post, but this time we’ll be focusing on all the different ways you can rehearse and train to minimize your nerves as much as possible. Comprehensive Rehearsing Practicing to improve technique is all well and good, but rehearsing your actualy performance as you would...

performance anxiety

Dealing With Performance Anxiety: Part One

No matter what you call it—whether it’s performance anxiety, stage fright, pre-show nerves, or the jitters—getting anxious before a performance is extremely normal among musicians and other performers. The symptoms we experience range from the mildly annoying to the disabling, and it can turn what should be a delightful show into a painful slog. With...


How Making Music Reduces Stress

No matter what month of the year it is, stress can be a big part of our daily lives. It negatively affects both our physical and mental well-being, whether we’re busy with our jobs, school or social lives. This is why we should do our best to set aside time to relieve our stress, and...