Many new guitar players have a bit of a problem using a pick, and find it more comfortable just to use their thumb. Playing with your thumb is OK, but you really need to get used to the pick, so you might as well start right at the beginning. Hold the pick between you first
If your trumpet mute keeps falling out (like mine often has), the problem is probably that the cork is too dry. You can temporarily solve the problem by wetting the cork slightly. One suggestion I found online was to put the entire cork end of the mute in your mouth for a few seconds before
It may seem obvious, but how you hold the guitar is important. First because proper posture helps you avoid getting a sore back and neck. And second, because it helps you play better. Here’s a little video describing some of the more obvious points about holding a guitar. Go here for more Tips for New
Lyin’ Eyes was written by Eagles band members Don Henley and Glenn Frey and recorded in 1975 by the Eagles. Frey sang lead vocals. It was the second single from their album One of These Nights. It reached No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and No. 8 on the Billboard Country chart. The
Here’s a practice track for you Michael Jackson fans. Play along with different versions in different keys and you’ll get a good workout for different minor barre chords. The bass part will keep you moving too! Billie Jean was released on January 2, 1983 as the second single from Jackson’s sixth studio album, Thriller (1982).
Stand by Me was written and recorded back in 1960 after the writer of the song, Ben E. King, couldn’t get The Drifters interested in the song. So King recorded it himself. Stand by Me went on to become one of the most popular and most often covered pop songs of all time. King wrote
“In My Life” was written mainly by John Lennon and credited to Lennon–McCartney, the major song-writing duo of the Beatles. Later news reports showed that John Lennon wrote most of the song, and it is clearly “Lennon-ish”, but Paul McCartney and Lennon later disagreed over how much each of the two band members contributed to
This can be a confusing topic, so let me begin by saying a bit about the concepts of “pitch reference points” and “root notes”. First, “pitch reference points”. If you play a musical instrument like a piano or guitar, you are used to playing in what is called “concert pitch”. The reference point for notes