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How to Tune Your Ukulele

January 04, 2023 / by Julie Adams

Tuning a ukulele is an important skill for any player to master, as an out-of-tune instrument can make it difficult to play and can impact the overall sound of the music. Fortunately, tuning a ukulele is a relatively simple process that can be done using a variety of methods. Here is a step-by-step guide on how to tune a ukulele:

  1. Determine the desired tuning. The most common tuning for a ukulele is G-C-E-A, also known as "standard tuning." This refers to the pitch of the strings, with the G string being the highest in pitch and the A string being the lowest....

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Why Ukulele is an Easier Instrument to Learn

January 04, 2023 / by Brian Collins

The ukulele is often perceived as a simple, easy-to-learn instrument, and for good reason. There are several factors that make the ukulele an accessible option for those looking to learn a musical instrument.


First, the ukulele is small and portable, making it convenient for practicing and carrying around. Its compact size also makes it a good choice for those with smaller hands or limited hand strength, as the strings and frets are closer together and require less stretching to play.


Second, the ukulele has only four strings, com...

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5 Electric Bass Players Everyone Should Know

January 04, 2023 / by Joseph Evans

Electric bass players are an integral part of any band, providing the driving rhythms and low-end foundation that help shape the music. There are countless talented bass players active today, but here are five who stand out as some of the best:


Victor Wooten. A member of the legendary funk and fusion group The Flecktones, Victor Wooten is known for his virtuosic playing style and innovative use of effects pedals. He has won numerous awards for his playing, including five Bass Player Magazine "Bass Player of the Year" awards. In addi...

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The Many Benefits of Piano Lessons for Seniors

January 04, 2023 / by Julie Adams

As people age, it is important to find activities that can help maintain physical and mental health and well-being. Piano lessons can be an excellent activity for seniors to consider, as they offer a range of benefits that are particularly well-suited to the needs of older individuals.


One of the primary benefits of piano lessons for seniors is the cognitive stimulation they provide. Playing the piano requires the use of several different cognitive skills, such as memory, attention, and problem-solving. These skills are important for maintaining cognitive fun...

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How To Practice Without Your Guitar

June 20, 2022 / by Joseph Evans

Ever wished you could practice your guitar chops without the instrument itself? A good guess is...you probably have. Just because you cannot always have your guitar with you, it shouldn't mean that you won't be thinking about it...or even playing some air guitar as you imagine your fingers on the strings.  It won't matter if you need to work, travel, rest, and do other things. It’s very possible to practice without your guitar on your commute to and from work, during your tea or lunch break, a bus journey, or even on a long haul flight.

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How Piano Lessons Can Help People With Alzheimer's

September 14, 2022 / by Helen Baker

Music has power. It has the amazing ability to spark compelling outcomes for people suffering from Alzheimer’s disease. Different studies have confirmed that our musical memory is retained. It can link a song with special memories of events or relationships. When using music as therapy for patients with Alzheimer’s disease, it can shift their mood, stimulate positive interactions, manage stress-induced agitation, and facilitate cognitive function.

This power of music therapy happens because rhythmic and other well-rehearsed responses rely on little to no ment...

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How Technology Has Changed Music Lessons

May 06, 2022 / by Helen Baker

Technology has the ability to launch revolutions. And for the last two decades, at least, the internet has fueled innovations that have disrupted almost every industry. It has spawned technologies that have radically changed the way we learn, work, and play everyday. For music learners and teachers alike, the internet has opened a new model that has changed the way music lessons are conducted.

How the Internet Changed the World

From behemoth enterprises like Google, Facebook, and Amazon to the one man businesses, teachers, engineers, and other freel...

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How To Deal With Sore Fingers and Calluses When You're Playing Guitar

December 16, 2022 / by Joseph Evans

Calluses! Every serious guitarist will need to build them. But what a pain they can be to get! One thing is for sure, when you first start to learn guitar, the fingertips on your fretting hand will hurt. They will hurt so much that, if the playing bug hasn’t bit deep enough, you will seriously consider quitting.

Chances are your fingers hurt like hell as you read this. But...before you think of quitting, or putting the guitar back in its case until your fingers have healed...remember that that the pain will go away eventually...and it's all part of the process....

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12 Common Mistakes That Novice Piano Players Make

September 30, 2021 / by Helen Baker

As a novice piano player, you want to make sure you are setting a solid learning foundation to get the most out of your music. It's important to avoid novice mistakes that can make it more difficult for you in the long run. Here are the top 12 most common mistakes novice piano players make and how you can avoid them.

1. Skipping The Basics

No one wants to spend hours learning boring scales or children's songs like 'Mary had a little lamb' or 'Hotcross Buns'. But these steps are an intrinsic part of learning how to play the pi...

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10 Reasons Everyone Should Take Music Lessons

July 15, 2021 / by Helen Baker

Beyond the enjoyment, the money you earn if you make it big, improved hand eye coordination, physical stimulation, and the other noted benefits of music training, perhaps the greatest positive effect happens on the brain. It may not be the most common reason for taking music lessons, but improved brain function should well motivate us all – young and old - to enroll for music lessons.

Research has proven there is a link between music training and cognitive development. It’s also been established that children who take music lessons before they turn nine gain ...

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