Fostering A Musical Environment

As teachers, we see new students all the time, from various backgrounds, upbringings, and households. As fathers, brothers, uncles, and former children ourselves, we can appreciate how difficult of a task that raising a child is. Sometimes it’s hard to know what you’re doing right, and what is causing irreparable harm. As music teachers, of […]

What is Honky-Tonk?

The term honky-tonk is slang and often used to refer to a small bar. Generally, it has a country theme to it and features live music as well. There are plenty of them found out there all over the place. People love to go hang out in them to drink, visit with friends, meet new […]

Playing Guitar the Easy way

Playing Guitar the Easy way If you are quite the enthusiast when it comes to musical instruments and you have your heart set on that beautiful guitar you saw last week, better start brushing up on that finger work. There are some ways you can learn on how to become an excellent guitarist. But first, […]

Songwriting Tip: Rhyme Worksheet

You’ve gotten to the point now where your songs are starting to take shape; now it’s time to start writing the lyrics. If you’re writing any type of popular music- rock, folk, rap, etc.- you’re probably going to want the words to rhyme, right? Okay, cool. There are some people who actually prefer to start […]

Pro Tools Lesson: Setting Up a Great Vocal Chain

It’s time to talk about how to get a professional vocal sound, using plug-ins in Pro Tools. With so many options, it’s hard to know what’s necessary, and what’s excess. It’s important to experiment and try new things when you’re recording a song, but there are a few basic tools you’ll want to get familiar with, […]