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Jan 16

Top Tips On How To Grow Your Spotify Presence As An Artist

By Monica | Guitar Care

1. Use Spotify For Artists

To break out on Spotify, it is important to submit your songs as an artist. Though you will not receive a response on making a submission, you can be sure that it will be seen. Spotify reviews thousands of song releases on a daily basis and you must stand out to gain their attention. If you are not featured in MINT on your first day, it is no reason to fret or give up. Instead, remain focused and tenacious in your efforts. The best way to catch the attention of Spotify is to feature on Curator Playlists.

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5 Ways to Improve Your Sense of Time
Jan 16

5 Ways to Improve Your Sense of Time

By Monica | News

For performing musicians, having a good sense of time is arguably the most crucial skill you can develop. 

While it can be tempting to invest your practise time into learning the most advanced lead guitar techniques possible, in terms of real world musicality nothing beats a well honed and precise sense of time.

The power of a great sounding band or group lies in the band members’ ability to lock into one another’s groove and this isn’t possible without a very developed sense of rhythm and time.

In this article we’re going to look at 5 methods you can incorporate into your practise regime to develop your sense of time and overall rhythmic musicianship.

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Tips for Moving a Piano
Jan 09

Tips for Moving a Piano

By Monica | Guitar Care

So you have decided to do a little DIY moving your piano. Such a great idea. How hard can the be? Pianos are usually expensive, fragile, heavy, delicate, and a sentimental item that is irreplaceable, and there is a good chance it is a centerpiece of your living room. You have to think about this because you have a back that will not hold up when stressed too much.

Professional movers have the experience of moving pianos, and this is why it is a good idea to call them so they can come and help you in moving it.

If you have decided to do it on your own without professional help, then you need to know;

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6 Must-Have Guitar Effects Pedals In Your Pedalboard
Sep 20

6 Must-Have Guitar Effects Pedals In Your Pedalboard

By Monica | Pedals

The world of guitars does not only revolve around guitars. 

Sometimes, the repertoire that you hear is not just a by-product of a skilled master or a high-end, custom-made guitar. In the floor, you can see little boxes arranged systematically under the feet of the guitar player.

They are guitar effects pedals. And one way or another, they can improve and elevate the kind of sound that comes out from the instrument. It is the primary reason why avid players are investing in a myriad of pedals. The more you can alter the tone of your instrument, the more versatile you become on the stage.

Of course, you can either opt for analog or digital guitar pedals. Each of these has its own tradeoffs. As long as you are comfortable with them, there should be no problem at all. This time, you need to know every guitar effects pedal that your rig should have.

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7 Modern Ways of Learning Guitar
Aug 01

7 Modern Ways of Learning Guitar

By Monica | News

Everyone has their style of learning, that’s nothing new. Over the years different styles of learning have been introduced like classroom (the traditional style), private coachings, online media etc. learning guitar through these means is not an exception. The latest ways of guitar learning also make it more enjoyable and easy than ever.

Playing the guitar helps in creating space between individual and busy mind, act as mindful escapism. Playing the guitar is beneficial for overall human and mental health that develop a sense of personal and professional achievement. Here, we discuss 7 modern and trending ways of learning the guitar.

Group/ Individual Classes

Studying in classrooms is trending from ancient times with numerous benefits. But, now the style has been changed, students have the option either to study in group or individual in classes. Both methods have their benefits. Group classes build confidence in students to perform in front of the audience. In addition, group learning also develops certain skills in human-like builds coordination, enhances listening skills, discipline promotes social skills etc.

On the other side, if you prefer to join individual classes at school, in the modern style of learning this is also possible. These classes benefit the students that feel shy to ask questions in a group of students. Teachers can focus more on single students and can work on their weak areas.

Online Classes

Online classes are like a godsend for the students who do not want to participate in brick and motors style of schools due to several reasons. Pupils get the opportunity to join online guitar learning classes. Online classes also blessed with several advantages like flexibility, where students get the opportunity to attend classes from anywhere. Easy availability of notes, cost-effective helps the many students to build their career in the field of music. In addition, students also get the opportunity to enjoy cross-border music learning classes in different styles.

Apps

Kids love making and playing music. There are many studies conducted that proven children who learn music become psychologically strong. Students who learn music get great achievements in life.

There are lots of apps on phones and tablets have been created that make guitar learning easy for students. The best part is that you do not have to invest in expensive equipment or instruments. Apart from making music playing easy instructional apps helps the kids for self-directed learning, Language skills, Maths skills, Memory, attention and concentration, Increased coordination, Social skills and many more.

CDs/DVD/Pen

Drives
Everybody is well aware that the trend for the compact disc almost dies. But, when things come for learning music or guitar, instructing through CDs and DVD have great importance. Learners get the opportunity to learn anywhere without worrying about the internet connection. Some times, convenient handling of CDs and DVD become a troubling factor for many. Therefore, using pen drives for learning music has great significance. There is no issue of music clarity, but yes, you get a good chance to store as much data or guitar lessons.

Visiting Guest Classes

Special classes or guest classes are meant for those who know the basics of guitars and can play well on different tunes. But, time to time improvement is also essential to polish your skills. These special classes hosted by experts will help the students to learn and compose new tunes. Experts also provide their special notes in these classes, so that students after completing the classes can practice well. In addition, the fee for these classes is very less compared to regular learning. And, these do not affect students academic schedule.

Private Tuitions

Private tuition is another mode of guiding the students at their home or pre-defined place. Teacher and students visit the place and learn music with live instruments. These classes do not affect the learner’s schedule and make comfortable throughout the classes. Also, students ask for the query and get an immediate positive response from the teacher. Private tuition also gives the option to choose your own mentor that teaches with customised lessons.

Self-practice By Using Books

In the market, numbers of books for self-practice are also available. Most of them are prepared by music masters that assist the students to learn via the latest notes. If you know the basics of the guitar then taking these books will help you to build a better career from your own. If you wish you can also acquire notes from some special institute. They will charge you a little high but will be worthy for you.

Bottom Line

Hopefully, the above information will able to provide fruitful results for you. Keep in mind, you can choose any of the modern ways to learn guitar, only if you are well aware of guitar learning basics. Otherwise, joining the tradition style means classes or school will be the best decision. Their master will be available for you to guide for every wrong played a note.

Author Bio

Ronnie Neo is working as a manager at Ensemble Music - a wholesale retailer of musical instruments and accessories and also provides music lessons to kids such as cello lessons, piano lessons, guzheng lessons, and guitar lesson in Singapore. He has a passion for writing and loves to play a musical instrument.