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Kids learn 5 ukulele songs in the key of C

Kids learn 5 ukulele songs in the key of C

Music
These five new ukulele tunes are all in the key of C and stick to the chords C and G7. Just like the songs parents learned with their kids in the articles Parents and Kids Play Their First Ukulele Song and Play Ukulele Tunes With Two Chords: C and G7, these are great traditional campfire tunes everyone’s likely to know. They’re a little trickier though, because the chords change more than one time per song. If parents continue to strum on the downbeats with their child, it’ll make the increased amount of chord changes easier to handle. As in parts 3 and 4, the downbeats are noted by the syllables in all caps. In the next part of this article, provided parents and kids feel ready, they’ll get to throw in some strumming embellishments. Hush Little Baby (To find the first note, paren
Guitar soloing techniques and how to play the instrument fast

Guitar soloing techniques and how to play the instrument fast

Music
An arpeggio is simply the notes of any given chord played separately and distinctly. Actually, ever chord can be played as an arpeggio just by playing one note at a time, in any order (arpeggiated picking). Many songs have been created that just use arpeggios. Arpeggios are great for: Improvisation Creating a melody Finger picking styles Sweep picking Fretboard tapping Check out Guitar Space How to use Arpeggios When a guitarist solos over a chord progression, they may use arpeggios as a way to bridge the gap between chords. One trick a guitarist can use is to play an arpeggio over a chord that does not quite fit in the key they are playing in. Instead of staying with a particular scale(s) over all the chords, a guitarist can switch to the chords arpeggio, and then come ba...
Teisco – King of the knock-off guitar

Teisco – King of the knock-off guitar

Entertainment
The Teisco brand name stands for Tokyo Electric Instrument and Sound Company. Teisco was founded by Renowned Hawaiian and Spanish Guitarist Atswo Kaneko and Electrical engineer Doryu Matsuda. The company was originally called 'Aoi Onpa Kenkyujo' meaning (Hollyhock Soundwave or Electricity Laboratories). In 1956 the company name was changed to 'Nippon Onpa Kogyo Co' then changed to Teisco in 1964. The Vintage Electric Guitar In 1967 the company was aquired by the Kawai Musical Instrument Co. Ltd. They discontinued the name Teisco for guitars but used it for their keyboard brand until the 80’s. In the USA Teisco guitars were imported with at least eight brand names. Cheaper Than a Jaguar or a Jazzmaster When the strings are attacked from behind the bridge, a third bridge
Beginners’ Tips: How to Play Guitar

Beginners’ Tips: How to Play Guitar

Music
Put down the Guitar Hero, it wont help you to learn the real guitar basics. When learning to play the guitar, you'll need to consider some key points like guitar chords, benefits of acoustic guitar when starting out and the importance of practice. So, here's some tips: Guitar Chords As the first port of call for most new guitar players, guitar chords are what you'll need in order to learn to play your favourite songs or even make your own. If you can master just four or five chords, you'll be putting yourself in get in stead. Some are fairly easy, and others are more complex. Some good guitar chords to start with are A, D, E, G, E minor and C. Of course, learning takes time but these are some of the easier chords to get your fingers around and not only do they sound great, you'll...
Are You Bored? Then Make Use Of These Hobbies

Are You Bored? Then Make Use Of These Hobbies

General, Lifestyle
The art of the hobby is dying in this day and age. Scrolling through Facebook and binging on Netflix do not count as hobbies. Hobbies are supposed to enrich your life and help you become a better, more well-rounded person. They are supposed to be fun and not mindless. Check out some of these hobbies the next time you fall into a show hole, or your news feed gets a little too political. Playing the Guitar Put down the video games and head to a brick and mortar music store to learn how to play the guitar.  People love those who can play the acoustic.  Want to be the life of the party?  Whip out your guitar and you’ll soon find yourself surrounded by people and bombarded with requests. Gardening Really wow your neighbors with your rose bush arrangement.  A well-manicur
Will You Go for Fender or Gibson for Your First Guitar?

Will You Go for Fender or Gibson for Your First Guitar?

Music
It took some time, but now you’ve got a handle on the guitar. After months of practicing and finding the time to pick up the instrument at odd times during the day, you’re confident in your skill level. By no means are you the most adept or accomplished guitarist in Toronto, but you have grown as a musician since you first played. Compared to the way you first started with stiff hands and hesitant fingers, you’re practically a master at it. But you’re still learning, too, absorbing new chords, solos, and melodies every day. While you still see a lot of areas to improve upon, there’s one thing for certain. It’s time to get a new guitar. The guitar that you have now – the one that helped you get acquainted with the instrument – isn’t quite up to your standards anymore. What was at fir