With the advent of the internet there is no longer any excuse for not learning music if a person wants to learn. Learning music online has revolutionized learning, since it is the first time in history that anyone with a computer can virtually find out anything they want to know about music — and find out quick!
Learning online, even though you won’t have considered it before, has some great benefits. First off, online learning gives a complete audio visible experience. You can see the easy way to position your fingers on your instrument and also hear the precise note you need to be targeting for. Online learning can be either free or really inexpensive, unlike a mentor, and you can commence your lesson whenever is handy for you, instead of make an appointment with a tutor and have to travel to their house or studio. If you are a slow learner, you can repeat the online lesson. An individual mentor normally charges an hourly rate. Some people simply cannot afford to attend lessons or travel backwards and forwards to them, particularly after paying the cost of a guitar, piano or other expensive instrument. Without online lessons, they will not be ready to learn in any way.
Learning to play the piano, learning to read piano music, learning piano songs from classical music to popular music is one of the most fun things a person can do. There are piano lessons online using major chords, minor chords, 7th chords, and all kinds of chord progressions. Learning to play the piano music of your dreams using piano chords & piano chording techniques is now within the reach of anyone with an internet connection! And don’t forget harmony and music theory — including scales and fingering of scale and chord passages in musical scores and sheet music — it’s all available online.
Visit web sites of the trainers closest to your place and utilize their contact information. Send a preliminary e-mail to the teacher informing them of your interest in taking lessons with them. They will ask a few questions on what types of things you are searching for in an instructor, so it is best to know that ahead of time. You may then set up a meeting time or move on to the next instructor on your list if some do not meet your requirements. If you are interested, using their contact information to set up a face-to-face meeting along with a tour of their service is the best way to understand about the school of your choice.
You will find that if you type “music lessons online” into the Google search box, you will come up with something like eight million results! “Piano lessons” will call up about a million and a half, while “guitar lessons online” will bring up over two million search results.
With this abundance of material online, there is no excuse for anyone who really wants to learn music to not avail them of the opportunity, especially when they realize that this is the first time in the history of the world that this riches of knowledge has been available with just the click of a mouse.Tags: advent of the internet, chord progressions, learning to play the piano, piano lessons online, slow learner
Some of the greatest blues guitarist in the world never achieved greatness, but because their style is so unique and innovative, it has made that artist world renowned. Artist like Bonnie Raitt for example certainly does not have the speed and raw sound of a Stevie Ray Vaughn, but instead she creates beautiful tones and lyrics that made her what she is today and advanced her into the mainstream of blues music.
The following is a list of my favorite top 6 Blues Artist:
Muddy Waters, an amazing artist specializing in the acoustic guitar. Muddy Waters roots came from rural Mississippi and helped create the style know as the Chicago blues. This style exploded and helped pave the way for artist like Stevie Ray and Eric Clapton.
Robert Johnson, his innovative and unique sound helped create the style we know today as the Delta blues, this style and can be heard today in current blues.
Eric Clapton, his unique style today helped combine the blues from the 60′s and the more heavy rock sounds we hear today. Eric Clapton is truly one of the best of his generation.
Stevie Ray Vaughn, was known for his raw power and sound. His incredible talent reached new heights in the industry. You would be hard pressed to find any anyone today that could hold a candle to his style and power. Stevie was one of the most influential artists of his time and often compared to Jimmy Hendrix.
T-Bone Walker, helped establish the blues guitar as a lead instrument, and also had a very unique sound especially while playing the blues. This unique style is still widely used today. T-Bone Walker is truly a pioneer and an important influence in almost every great blues player from that generation on.
Jimmy Hendrix, known as the godfather of the blues, Jimmy had the most influence and impact on virtually every guitarist today. Although Jimmy was surprisingly humble, musically, his style and sound is one that is most imitated today. When anyone talks about the blues guitar it would be nearly impossible not to mention Jimmy Hendrix.
We only mentioned a few of the great blues guitar players in this article, but every one of these artist helps continue to shape the history of the blues and lives in every great blues player today.Tags: blues guitarist, delta blues, jimmy hendrix, stevie ray vaughn, t bone walker
Lee Pantel has released his debut CD called Human Emotion on May 1, 2008. It is selection of original compositions and all Songs from the Heart. Pantel is an independent singer songwriter distributing his music at www.LeePantel.com
Lee Pantel Hot Rock/Blues singer songwriter from Detroit Michigan!
If you would like to join his fan club check out his website at www.leepantel.com for up and coming dates of performances. No lip sync-hing, a live performance you definitely have to see and all ages can enjoy.
Lee has performed at the legendary Royal Oak Music Theatre in Detroit Michigan. His songs can be compared to include Paul McCartney, Pink Floyd, The Eagles, Elton John, Joni Mitchell and Cheryl Crow, which accounts for the eclectic style in his music. There is everything from pop, blues, rock, folk and ballads.” Lee writes about thought provoking subjects. On Human Emotion he engages in themes that explore some of life’s questions, some personal observations, playful pop songs and of course songs of the heart.
You can also join Lee’s fan club on Face Book. Check out his pictures and fans. Coming soon you will be able to watch live TV performances from Blog TV. A true performer. You can sample his songs right on his website.
Lee Pantel’s “Human Emotion Cd is on sale now. You can purchase the CD for only .00. Secure, fast and easy payment through Pay Pal. Just check out and receive your CD in a matter of days. No need to go to the stores. Check it out!Tags: human emotion, joni mitchell, lip sync, royal oak music theatre, songs from the heart
Parents Play the Most Central, Yet Vulnerable Roles in Children’s Music Education
The three basic parties who take part in children’s music education are the child, the teacher (or teachers) and the parents.
To best understand how the young musician will regard music lessons, we must ask: “How should parents plan for the musical education of their children and what they know about it?”
As a rule, there are two main things to consider: the choice and cost of the instrument, auxiliary materials and lessons; and the search for a good teacher. After that, the preparation for the child’s musical training is largely complete. However, buying the instrument and paying for lessons are not the most complex part of music education, although many parents think so and believe that the rest is up to the teacher and the child, who is obliged to frequent music lessons on a regular basis and do the homework. In fact, to parents, it all seems very easy! “Did you do your homework today? Have you practiced that piece enough? Have you learned the fingers in an etude? Come on, play the piece you had to memorize!”
Here’s the simple truth: The reasons behind one’s success in music education as well as the loss of interest creep in absolutely imperceptibly, and often during quite a long period of time.
First, then, let’s discuss what happens when a child loses interest.
Again, parents are the most integral and important parts of the equation when it comes to their children’s success or loss of interest in musical education. When a child gets bored with his or her lessons, the parents, who by that point are exhausted by battles with the child to practice and often feel financially pinched from the costs of the instrument and the lessons, must then face the difficult decision of whether to terminate the lessons.
While preparing the materials for my book, Voices of our Children, I talked to parents and teachers and asked them what they considered to be the prime reason behind the child’s loss of interest. Can you guess who a whopping 80 percent considered to be at fault? The child! It was he/she who did not want to continue the education!
What’s more important is that after terminating the lessons, very few parents asked themselves why their child lost interest. Let’s look the perspective of each participant in this scenario:
The child. He is happy! His “tortures” have finally ended. He no longer has to hear unpleasant things about his careless attitude toward music lessons. No one will ever force him to learn music against his will! Now he is free from tiresome lessons and can spend time doing things he likes!
The teacher. Not every teacher, especially not those who often lose students, will search for the real reasons behind a child’s loss of interest in music lessons. It is easier for some teachers to accuse or blame the student than to admit to their own mistakes.
In this case, what does the teacher do? He quickly forgets about former students and places an ad to get new ones – he has to earn a living. It’s just a job.
Parents. Believe it or not, but I think that when the child quits musical training, the parents suffer the most – not only because they have invested in this venture materially, but because along with the termination of music education they must part with their own dreams, hopes, and an opportunity to discover and develop their child’s true talent that might not have been obvious.
Now, when the child quits music lessons, he can quickly redirect his attention to new interests. The teacher, who has lost the student, can compensate for his loss by finding a replacement. But the parents do suffer the most – they cannot “move on” – they cannot replace own child with another!
Therefore, to avoid this problem before it hits home, I strongly believe parents should prepare for their children’s music education ahead of time. They should know beforehand what awaits them in the future, and should be ready for possible hardships.