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​Encouraging Your Teen Guitarist

Teenager with Guitar

For Parents of High School Guitarists

If music has been a constant presence in your young guitarist's life and he or she is considering a music career, high school is the ideal time to take that interest seriously.  Here are some tools and tips to help them continue advancing on their instrument and to prepare for university music study. 

ABRSM Prep Grade 3

Simon Mulligan Plays ABRSM Grade 3 Pieces, with Instruction

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ABRSM Prep Grade 6

Simon Mulligan Plays ABRSM Grade 6 Pieces, with Instruction

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ABRSM Prep Grade 5

Simon Mulligan Plays ABRSM Grade 5 Pieces

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ABRSM Prep Grade 2

Simon Mulligan Plays ABRSM Grade 2 Pieces

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Anything Can Be a Musical Instrument

Here at Lessonface, Fernando Saci welcomes you to the world of sounds, where pretty much anything can be a musical instrument! 

Rubber piggies, chickens and bottle caps live side by side with conga, cajon and cowbells.

In this video you will learn how to make your own bottle cap chimes and inspire your creativity!

Meet Your Mentor: Jim Funnell

Lessonface would like to congratulate Jim Funnell as our March Teacher of the Month. Jim has been a featured teacher on Lessonface since December 2016, primarily as a jazz piano teacher. The podcast begins with a segment from his piece "Still Untitled" and continues to explore Jim's journey through music.

Funk bass line in 5/4 and changing the meters of the songs you play

Learn to change grooves and bass lines from 4/4 to different meters in this video tutorial:

We saw this example in The Chicken, performed by Lessonface teachers in our studio in NYC. In the first section, we played the song in 5/4 in a way that stretched the groove and the melody to fit this new odd meter.

Celebrating Lessonface's Fifth Year

This month Lessonface celebrates the fifth anniversary of our launch in February 2013. It has been a wonderful journey so far, and I wanted to write a quick note to mark the occasion, especially as we have achieved some noteworthy milestones in this past year: