We didn’t know that 2020 is going to be like this. They say you never know the value of what you have until you lose it. By now, we should know the value of so many things! People around the world have experienced more or less the same problems, miseries, frustrations of all kinds. Certainly,… Read More Quarantine for Guitar
Sight-reading, déchiffrage (French), or prima vista (Italian) is the ability to read and simultaneously play/sing the music notation. This practice is more common for classical musicians. Just like any other skill, one needs the practice to improve this skill gradually (Click Here to learn how to improve your sight-reading). However, pianists, flutists, vocalists, and many… Read More Why it’s harder for guitarists to sight-read
By having a quick and holistic look back at the history of music, we realize that music at the top level has always been considered divine and the means to connect the human soul to the source of all divinity and truth. The prodigies and masterminds that we still remember as great composers, the ones… Read More Two Sides of the Art of Music
People around the world like to listen to music for different purposes – for relaxation, running, studying, unwinding or just enjoying the art of music. But when we listen to music regardless of the purpose, we are completely unguarded and defenseless. Different people feel related to different genres and different artists for various reasons. To… Read More Colonization and Exploitation in music’s clothing
Which one is more important? Which one is more challenging?
Which one do you care more about?… Read More Musicianship or techniques, which one’s more important?
What you should know before buying a guitar!… Read More Guide on upgrading your guitar
Francisco Tárrega (1852-1909) was the influential Spanish composer and guitarist of the romantic era. Back in those days, not everybody believed in the potentials of the guitar and it was more common to compose for instruments like piano and violin. Francisco Tárrega has greatly influenced the development of the “classical” guitar by the etudes, studies… Read More Tárrega, Paco de Lucia & History of the Guitar
Playing a musical instrument promotes happiness and joy to you and everyone around you. “Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything”, Plato. Studying music or learning an instrument: Can help you concentrate better Playing an instrument is simultaneously taking care of many factors… Read More Benefits of playing a musical instrument
One of the obstacles in playing an instrument is to memorize pieces. The next concern is how to make sure we won’t forget the piece during an exam, a performance or a recording session. Anyhow, memorizing the music is an important skill, regardless of the genre and the style of music. Certainly, one can play… Read More Strategies to Memorize Music
Even though there is a defined path toward becoming a musician (both technically and theoretically) there can’t be a “one size fits all” method that works for everyone. People are different and have different goals. Therefore, they learn by different methods and using different approaches. Especially when working with children, a teacher needs to be… Read More Teaching Music (Part 1)