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Five Tips For Acing Your Berklee Audition

Berklee College of Music Ensemble Building, By Twp

So, you want to get into Berklee College of Music? Here’s what you’ll need to know and do in order to give the best audition possible, straight from the experts: Berklee alumni and professors teaching on Lessonface.com.

Guitar 101 for Parents of New Guitarists

Do you have a young child who just can't wait to start online guitar lessons this fall?  Students age five to seven need more parental involvement than most, especially at the beginning.  Learn these fundamentals so that you can help your child start off right.

To Read Or Not To Read

When to Embrace Written Music and When to Get Away from the Page

If you're wondering whether reading music is important to your (or your child's) guitar education, you'll quickly discover conflicting philosophies.  A classical guitarist may tell you that reading music is essential to understanding the guitar and communicating with other musicians.  A rock, blues, or folk guitarist may tell you that reading music is an unnecessary burden that distracts from musical expression.  They may even cite you a list of famous guitarists who can't read a note.

Encouraging Your Aspiring Young Professional

Part 1 – For Parents of Young Guitarists (ages five to nine)

Does your child light up when they hear their favorite song or see a new music video?  Do they love their guitar lessons and possess some degree of natural aptitude for music?  Is your child already talking about a career in music?

Upcoming Workshops and Master Classes

The Fall 2017 group and master class schedule is now available for enrollment. Details on how each class works is on its enrollment page. Choose a class below to learn more. Sign up for our newsletter to be notified as we add more options. Looking for private lessons? 

Tips and Techniques with Sara Landeau

Educator and guitarist from the Julie Ruin Sara Landeau is teaching her Chicks with Picks group guitar class on Lessonface starting September 28th, and also has openings for a few private students this fall!

Composing with Oz Noy

In the first video of the series, Oz explains how to compose a song or be inspired to compose using vamps. Vamps are a short, simple introductory passage, usually repeated several times.

Flash Cards for Learning to Read Music - Free to Download and Print

Awesome and easy to use flash cards for learning to read music

Updated for August 2017!

Learning to recognize notes on the staff is a necessary part of playing music from sheet music. We created some flashcards to help new learners memorize the names of the notes on the staff. The templates below are made to print easily on home or office printers. They are completely free to use and share (not for re-sale).
 

Salsa Bass Lines with Flavio Lira

Flavio Lira recently stopped by the Lessonface HQ to teach us some latin bass lines. Check out the video tutorial for Salsa Bass Lines! Be sure to check out Samba Bass Lines as well. 

How to Compose a COOL Metal Riff in 5 Steps

Guitarist and composer Yoel Genin stopped by Lessonface HQ to teach us how to compose a COOL metal riff. Watch him explain in five easy steps.

 

Play Along

Use Yoel's backing tracks to practice your COOL metal riffs.

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