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Is Bass Guitar the Right Instrument for You?

If you’re looking to play bass in a band, especially a rock band, choose wisely. While musicians do tend to consider the tangible attributes of the bass guitar, many times the intangible elements are overlooked. Tangible considerations are obvious and may include things like the physical equipment required and the role that the bass generally plays in a band. Intangible considerations are less obvious and certainly include things like status, expectations, mindset, and even image. Do not over look these important bass related topics.

Am I Too Old To Start Learning To Play Piano?

Many people wish they could learn the piano but wonder whether they are too old to start learning. Sometimes it might be puzzling when you see many young pianist playing very advanced pieces because maybe you wonder how they got so good at such a young age. This might lead you to wonder whether you can only get good at playing if you start at a young age.

Online Guitar Lessons – The Best Way to Learn Guitar With Free Guitar Lessons

There is a steep learning curve when first learning to play the guitar. This is also a very exciting time, but you will be wasting your time and impeding your progress if you are not following a step by step process and are not learning songs that you actually like.

4 Common Mistakes When Learning Guitar Online

When you first start learning how to play the guitar you will notice that there is a steep learning curve. The fact is that it is not as easy to learn as most people make it out to be. If you’re learning guitar online, this effect is compounded. In this article I will show you the 4 most common mistakes people make when learning guitar online and how to overcome them.

Organ Vs Piano: What Are The Main Differences in Touch?

Although organ and piano share the same order of keys on the keyboard, they have more differences than similarities in terms of touch. For prospective organists who have previous piano experience it is important to recognize and appreciate these differences. Understanding the different physical feeling when pressing piano and organ keys are vital for successful adaptation to the organ. Because of these differences piano players who want to start playing the organ must approach this instrument and press the keys not in the same manner as they would on the piano. In this article, I will describe the four main differences in touch between organ and piano.

Organ Practice Tips: How to Develop Both Feet Equally in Pedal Playing?

Have you ever observed the feet of theater organists in performance? They are able to play the notes with their left foot while pushing numerous toe studs for registration changes and swell boxes. All of their pedal technique depends on the left foot. However, if theater organist wants to play classical organ music where both feet technique is required, he or she will find it extremely hard to use both feet in the performance. In this article, I will provide the tips which will help theater organists to develop both feet technique on the organ. Beginners at the organ with no pedal playing experience might also find this article helpful.

Country Guitar Lessons Online

If you are interested in taking country guitar lessons then there are a few different options available to you. In this article we’ll discuss how to go about finding the best quality lessons and how much you should expect to pay for them.

Why Transition to Bass Guitar?

Very few musicians start their professional or hobbyist music career on bass as their first musical instrument. The likely precursor to the bass – especially electric bass guitar – is the six string guitar, either acoustic or electric. While certain professional or advanced bassists may have started on the piano or some type of wind instrument (like the trumpet or saxophone), most bassists in genres such as rock and pop cite the guitar as the genesis of their bass playing.

5 Things That Your Piano or Keyboard Teacher Won’t Let You Know As a Beginner

Many piano and keyboard teachers will tell you that learning by ear is the wrong way for a beginner to start. This is not always the case as it’s vital if you have a talent of playing by ear to utilise this skill and use it to your advantage. Musicians that can play by ear are very often far more talented players than people who are taught by sheet music alone. They can sometimes have a lot more expression and colour in their performances.

Playing Music By Ear Unravelled – How to Step Away From The Page

For musicians who grew up playing from printed music, the process of learning tunes by ear can seem intimidating. Here are some tricks to help you step away from the score and play by ear.

Organ Pedal Technique: How to Change Position Correctly With Your Feet to Avoid Lower Back Pain?

There are numerous instances in organ music, where the organist has to change position of the feet. Such places might include scale passages, ascending and descending melodic lines, sequences etc. If such passage is played incorrectly for extended periods of time, chances of developing lower back pain are quite high. If you are curious to know how such lines should be performed, this article is for you.

FL Studio VST Plugins for Mixing and Mastering

FL Studio VST plugins for mixing and mastering are not hard to come across with the exception of 1 mastering plugin being an out of pocket expense. The mastering suite I’m speaking about is a VST called Izotope Ozone 4. M-Audio does have an upgrade to version 5 but version 4 still works wonders but before I go into detail on how I implement it let me explain my set up.

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