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On Achieving Your Goals in 2018

goal setting on a calendar

Want to make some real progress musically in 2018? Now that the holidays are over, the new year is here, and winter is REALLY settling in (especially for those of us on the east coast of the US), it's the perfect time to cozy up to your instrument and think about what you want to accomplish this year — and how you're going to do it.

Set Good Goals

Goals should be specific and achievable

Upcoming Workshops and Master Classes

New classes are now available for 2018. 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. 

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Learn to Play Auld Lang Syne and Deck the Halls on the Ukulele

Want to learn a couple of timeless hits on the uke and delight your friends and relatives over the holidays? Ukulele master teacher Khabu Young demonstrates a couple of holiday classics in basic and more advanced versions in these video tutorials. 

Auld Lang Syne

For Beginners

 Watch and download the documents following this video to get learn the chords and a strumming pattern for Auld Lang Syne. 

How to Play Silent Night on Fingerstyle Guitar

Leah Kruszewski demonstrates how to play a beautiful Silent Night in this short tutorial video.

Download the tabs for Silent Night for fingerstyle guitar here.

Bassists: Advance Your Slap Skills

Work on your slap skills with this tutorial from Yonit Spiegelman. Backing tracks and handout are below. 

Basic Slap Bass Handout

Advanced Time and Feel Exercises for Bass Guitar

Want to take your groove to the next level? Join our Lessonface teacher Yonit Spiegelman for her second video in the series 'Time and Feel for Bass Guitar' for cool techniques including ghost-notes, hammer-ons, a few tips for your fills, and a challenging yet fun track to add to your practice routine.

It’s Never Too Late to Pick Up a New Instrument

Never too late to pick up an instrument

There’s an old tale that says once you’ve turned 18 years old, you can no longer pursue the dream of learning a new instrument. We can’t pick things up as quickly, we don’t have the appropriate time to practice or have limited motivation - these are all stories we tell ourselves to make us feel a bit better about staying within our comfort zones.

Forget these excuses! It takes one decision (and a bit of a daily push) to give your life some new color and sound. Here are a few tips on how to set yourself on the right path.

The ABRSM Music Exams - What Are They & Why Should You Take Them?

ABRSM Exam Practice

A picky eater has his dessert. An Olympian athlete has her winning performance. And a music student has his ABRSM exam certificate. All of these are incentives which push the individual towards action for a desired end goal.

Spooky Soiree

Sansa and Friends

This past Monday on the night before Halloween, the Lessonface studio was filled with head-bobbing music, friendly ghosts and festive autumnal cheer.

Expanding Your Ear With Polyrhythms (Part 3)

Polyrhythms exercise


Rhythmic notation and two MP3's. 


The goal of this exercise is pretty straightforward.

The lesson contains two different polyrhythms:

4 vs 3 

3 vs 2 

And two accompanying play alongs: