Playing Music By Ear People always admire musicians who can play an instrument by ear. Sometimes we see and hear very talented people who don’t read music. Playing by ear doesn’t have to mean not reading music and learning to play using your ear is vital to a students lessons and it all starts with
Learning to play guitar is rewarding and fun. It’s also a commitment, so developing effective practice habits can turn your commitment into a passion, a strong hobby, or even a career! When you are taking guitar lessons and working on what your teacher assigned, you consider the following recommendations to make the most out of
Our Guitar Lesson Blogs are filled with tips about playing, and this tip is a great one. It came from one of our bassoon teachers, but I needed to share it with out guitar students and teachers. It Happened Again, I Can’t Play This Measure When learning a new song on the guitar and using
Stop Timing Your Piano Practice! This article details an effective music instrument practice methodology, constructive repetitions, that gets piano students away from looking at the clock and more involved in constructive repetitions and efficient practice. Piano Teacher As a piano teacher, it’s difficult not to tell students, “You should practice x number of
How to Use Recordings for Music Lesson Practice This article details how students can use simple recordings to help with their practice and performance preparation each week and the advantages of doing so! In the study of any musical instrument at any level, using recordings can be a very beneficial practice tool. The reason is
Practice smarter, not harder This is for the parent whose student is struggling to get past a piece and feel they’ve hit a wall. Most practice is the following: Repetition – Play the same spot over and over again. Muscle memory – You play what’s in your memory and what “feels” right. Mixed – You
If you’re like most, we don’t want to do homework and understanding that simple feeling can really shed a lot of light on how to make the most of your time practicing guitar.
I’m going to start calling these blogs “notes from an Atlanta piano teacher” as Maria McDonald who’s a teacher for us here in Atlanta has becoming a regular contributor to our daily articles. Her thoughts this week are about Practicing Smart, which of course we endorse.
You never knew you’d learn about recording while taking private music lessons but recording your practice is a highly effective practice method. Wanna learn how? Read on!
Recently, I wrote a blog about giving lessons to adult students. However, I also happen to be an adult that is currently taking lessons. Being a student myself has actually taught me a lot about teaching and has given me a great new perspective on music lessons. Adult Music Lessons I have taken lessons before