Articles written by professional music teachers to help you practice better.
It's an important choice! Here are questions you should ask before picking which instrument you will learn.
Learn the 12 Major Scales
What is a treble clef and how does it change the notes on a staff?
Everything you should know before enrolling your student in lessons.
Recording yourself while practicoing is one of the quickest ways to improve.
7 Websites with libraries of free sheet music, scores, and recordings.
Time signatures let musicians know how many beats are in a measure and which note value gets the beat.
Key signatures let musicians know the key of a piece, or which notes will be sharp or flat.
Every musicians should track their progress in a journal. Here is a free printable version.
Which metronome is right for your budget and ability? Here are our thoughts.
Most tempo markings are in Italian, French, or German. We've translated them and put tempo markings.
Metronome markings will often be written in BPM, which means beats per minute.
Practicing with a metronome can help, but it can also hurt your ensemble playing. Here are some tips and tricks.
Rhythms let musicians know when and for how long to play a note.