Guitar Buyer’s Guide for Beginners – 2021

As a beginner shopping for their first guitar, there are several categories to choose from.

First of all, where should you shop for your first guitar or other music gear? Sweetwater is our preferred musical instrument seller. They have a top-notch sales department, competitive p...

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Breath in – Breath out!

Breathing is an essential part of being able to sing correctly.  You may be thinking, “How hard can it be?  I do it everyday of my life!”  Well, the truth is our breathing habits over the course of our lives sometimes get very out of whack and we develop bad habits that can hinder us from being able to sing freely. When we are born we have perfectly operating lungs and breath fu...

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Identifying your vocal range

When students begin learning piano (or guitar, or any instrument for that matter!), there's a common starting point - learn to identify intervals, types of notes, and so forth.  With voice, the path is generally not as clearly laid out.  While music theory still applies, students beginning voice lessons have quite likely sung before at some point and have an idea in their head of how ...

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Making the most of your piano practice

As with any instrument, practice outside of lessons is very important for continued progress.  For most kids, parental encouragement and support is necessary to ensure practicing is done regularly throughout the week.  During the school year, aim to build practice sessions into your child's regular schedule - or into your own schedule!  During the summer, take extra measures to k...

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Karaoke CDs and MP3 – Background Tracks to Sing to

You can find almost any song you need in Karaoke (Background tracks) format.  These recordings typically have just the music and sometime some backup vocals.  Often times they have a version of the song including the lead vocal for reference.  Just remember to search for the word karaoke and what ever song title you are looking for like…   karaoke jingle bells You can ...

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