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Finding the Right Guitar Teacher for Your Child

8. December 2014 @ 18:43
by Helmut Eder
Finding the right guitar teacher can sometimes seem like a daunting task. Not knowing what questions to ask is usually the problem. This article will help you find the teacher that is right for you. Read More »

Guitar Picking Overview

7. December 2014 @ 4:59
by Helmut Eder
A good, solid picking technique is essential for guitarists of every level of experience, ability, and stylistic preference. Check out and use some of the ideas presented here, as we go deeper into elements that comprise effective picking technique. Read More »

For Love of The Guitar – Part 3

6. December 2014 @ 19:36
by Helmut Eder
The biggest hurdle in learning the guitar for me was switching between chords. This proved to take more time than anything else. I started out switching between the D major and C major chords. Again, I used a metronome and started at a very slow speed. I can't stress enough how important using a metronome is to beginners (I said this in Part 2 of this series!). I didn't start using it in the beginning and I had to go back and work on my rhythm (and I am still working on it today!). I eventually moved on to work [...]

The Many Advantages of Taking Music Lessons

5. December 2014 @ 1:29
by Helmut Eder
Enrolling for a music lesson can be fun. Aside from mastering a musical instrument, you will be able to reap a lot of great benefits. Read this article and learn what those advantages are! Read More »

How To Play Aggressive Blues Guitar Licks As Clean As Possible

4. December 2014 @ 4:55
by Helmut Eder
One of the most satisfying things you can do while playing blues guitar licks is play them with incredible power and passion. However, before you can do this in a highly expressive manner, you must learn how to use the muting technique in both hands to eliminate unwanted string noise. Read More »

How to Improve Singing – How Staying Fit Can Fix Your Voice

3. December 2014 @ 23:10
by Helmut Eder
Living a fit and active lifestyle has many benefits; benefits to the body, the mind, and your voice! Your body functions as a unit to create a beautiful, high-quality sound when you sing. When one is overweight, that sound can be impacted in a negative way. Maintaining an active lifestyle and caring for your body through fitness and exercise is a great way to ensure the quality of your voice is kept at its highest quality and is a great start when you want to learn how to improve singing. Exercising can be viewed as tedious by some, but is [...]

Play Guitar Chords Faster With This Tip

2. December 2014 @ 12:17
by Helmut Eder
Let's talk a bit about guitar chords and why it's important to learn the basic chord shapes using the correct fingers. Now that last statement could certainly cause some questions, and there may also be some arguments as to proper fingering of chords. So let me just say right now, the "rules" I'm going to lay down should be looked at as general guidelines for playing guitar chords. There will be exceptions, as there often is in ALL areas of life. Remember people, there isn't a whole lot in this world that you can count on being 100% one way [...]

How to Improve Singing Through Essential Vocal Warm-Up Techniques

1. December 2014 @ 2:09
by Helmut Eder
There are many ways that a vocalist can begin to learn how to improve singing. Professional vocalists know that the easiest way to perfect and improve their voice begins with learning essential vocal warm-up techniques. There are many vocal warm-ups that you can practice to ensure that all the muscles in your vocal tract are engaged and prepared to vocalize with peak performance. However, your body functions as a whole instrument for your voice. As a unit, your body requires that you warm-up all muscle groups in order for all your muscle groups are prepared to support your voice as [...]

Free Your Neck, Jaw and Tongue to Strengthen Your Voice

30. November 2014 @ 15:39
by Helmut Eder
Which muscles do you use when you sing? If you answered, "vocal cords," you're partially right. The vocal cords are muscular bands that rapidly adduct to create a buzzing sound, the basis of speech and singing. Read More »

The Elements of Music

29. November 2014 @ 18:37
by Helmut Eder
Whether you're a music lover or learning a musical instrument- knowing about the elements of music can help you maintain a lifelong love of music. Let me introduce you to the elements of duration, dynamics, structure, tempo, pitch, and timbre. Read More »