• Can anyone help me with this?

    Call my crazy but today I had a vision of me standing on stage, doing a performance. But the thing is, in real life I would never get up and sing on stage. So why would I have this vision/dream?
    Call my crazy but today I had a vision of me standing on stage, doing a performance. But the thing is, in real life I would never get up and sing on stage. So why would I have this vision/dream?
    10 answers · 4 days ago
  • Is the Fender Mustang guitar good for Hard Rock and Heavy Metal?

    Best answer: The Mustang was originally introduced as a budget-priced "student" (beginner's) guitar. With this is mind it was a short-scale guitar available with either 22 1/2" or 24" scale lengths. It's VERY rare for a guitar to be intended for a specific kind of music - a manufacturer isn't... show more
    Best answer: The Mustang was originally introduced as a budget-priced "student" (beginner's) guitar. With this is mind it was a short-scale guitar available with either 22 1/2" or 24" scale lengths.

    It's VERY rare for a guitar to be intended for a specific kind of music - a manufacturer isn't going to want to do anything to limit it's market (beyond making a smaller, cheaper, simpler instrument for beginners).

    A Mustang would certainly be an unusual choice for metal or hard rock but any guitar can be used for any type of music. The amplifier, and how it is set up, and the player are more important.
    6 answers · 3 days ago
  • Can I learn vibrato after 7 months?

    I’ve been playing the violin for about 7 months now. I’m on to grade 2 pieces (not that amazing, but whatever, I’ve made progress) and I was wondering if I could learn vibrato. My fingers are very sturdy and strong. My friend, who’s been playing violin for 4 years, said she strid to learn and it’s messed up... show more
    I’ve been playing the violin for about 7 months now. I’m on to grade 2 pieces (not that amazing, but whatever, I’ve made progress) and I was wondering if I could learn vibrato. My fingers are very sturdy and strong. My friend, who’s been playing violin for 4 years, said she strid to learn and it’s messed up everything for her. Will it ruin my playing if I try to learn now?
    4 answers · 2 days ago
  • Can I do musical theatre without dance experience?

    Best answer: Yes! Not every role requires extensive dance training. Just make sure when you are at dance auditions you smile and pretend like you know what your doing :) A lot of Broadway/national tour shows have chorus calls separately for singers and for dancers, though they expect their performers are decent at both. Keep... show more
    Best answer: Yes! Not every role requires extensive dance training. Just make sure when you are at dance auditions you smile and pretend like you know what your doing :) A lot of Broadway/national tour shows have chorus calls separately for singers and for dancers, though they expect their performers are decent at both. Keep taking dance classes, too. Many musical theatre actors aren't en pointe or anything, but any training will help!
    8 answers · 6 days ago
  • You work in the Performing Arts?

    Best answer: Yes I am forever a clown :(
    Best answer: Yes I am forever a clown :(
    6 answers · 5 days ago
  • What is wrong with me? And how do I fix it?

    I am a sixteen year old trumpet player, and my dream is to one day take my trumpet to a professional level. I play all the time. At school in our band, at home by myself, at competitions, at band camps, with friends... anywhere and everywhere. And I have no trouble. Even if I’m not sounding very good, I still can... show more
    I am a sixteen year old trumpet player, and my dream is to one day take my trumpet to a professional level. I play all the time. At school in our band, at home by myself, at competitions, at band camps, with friends... anywhere and everywhere. And I have no trouble. Even if I’m not sounding very good, I still can play a song pretty confidently no matter who is there. Except for when she’s around. My mother and I have had issues since I was really little. She and I are constantly arguing, and she’s told me several times how much she regrets having me. Whenever she’s at home and can hear me, I get nervous and I can’t make myself play. No one else does that to me. I hardly ever get stage fright. But whenever she’s around, I start shaking and questioning if I’m really any good at this, and call myself stupid for thinking I could honestly take this as far as a professional. It’s like she completely drains me of any confidence I have. And so, if she’s at home, I can’t practice. If she’s at my concert, I freeze up. What do I do about this? If I can’t get over it and continue practicing every day, I’ll never achieve my dream, and I’m not sure I’m ok with that. But in all honesty, I’m not sure it’s possible. She controls me when she’s around and I can’t stop her. How do I break lose from that?
    7 answers · 5 days ago
  • What is the best website or the best way to learn to play guitar online?

    Best answer: Learning to play "online" (aka watching videos) isnt a good way to learn at all.

    Justinguitar (I don't remember the url) is one of the best series of videos I've seen though. He's a great player and a good teacher. Otherwise, all the same problems are there.
    Best answer: Learning to play "online" (aka watching videos) isnt a good way to learn at all.

    Justinguitar (I don't remember the url) is one of the best series of videos I've seen though. He's a great player and a good teacher. Otherwise, all the same problems are there.
    4 answers · 6 days ago
  • Is this really too "feminine" and too "girly" for a bloke- (a guy or whatever), to do or are my mates having me on and playing silly buggers?

    Best answer: If you’ve got a good voice and want to express it by using a social media platform, go ahead. It maybe a really efficient way of getting noticed and decent paying gigs, who knows unless you try it? Your mates won’t be laughing, they’ll be jealous if you make a success of it. Choose a decent song though, one... show more
    Best answer: If you’ve got a good voice and want to express it by using a social media platform, go ahead. It maybe a really efficient way of getting noticed and decent paying gigs, who knows unless you try it? Your mates won’t be laughing, they’ll be jealous if you make a success of it. Choose a decent song though, one that’ll suit your voice.
    8 answers · 1 week ago
  • Can you use a guitar rack stand instead of putting your guitars in their cases?

    Best answer: Racks like the "Yorkville Sound 5-7 Guitar Side Loading Folding Touring Stand" offer convenience at the expense of protection. While it's less likely to tip over like a single guitar stand, the instruments are still exposed to the elements...dust and humidity. Also, all your eggs are in one basket,... show more
    Best answer: Racks like the "Yorkville Sound 5-7 Guitar Side Loading Folding Touring Stand" offer convenience at the expense of protection. While it's less likely to tip over like a single guitar stand, the instruments are still exposed to the elements...dust and humidity. Also, all your eggs are in one basket, so to speak. If something catastrophic happens all your guitars are vulnerable (a drunk friend trips, a floor lamp falls, you accidentally drop something...use your imagination) The basic design of the rack is such that if you aren't careful, you could scratch the guitars getting them in and out. Unlikely as they may seem, accidents do happen, and a case eliminates all those risks. So it all comes down to convenience. It takes what...15 seconds to open a guitar case?
    5 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • Can I sing from what y'all can hear?

    Best answer: I taught Voice and choral classes in NY schools for over 30 years. You have some baseline skills, and some areas could be greatly improved with LESSONS from a qualified teacher. There is a choir somewhere that could use a tenor with reading and following skills - and in the general course of working with a ... show more
    Best answer: I taught Voice and choral classes in NY schools for over 30 years. You have some baseline skills, and some areas could be greatly improved with LESSONS from a qualified teacher. There is a choir somewhere that could use a tenor with reading and following skills - and in the general course of working with a conductor, you might glean some tips of a general nature. But if you are at all serious, get some lessons. No, you are not ready for solo public performance. Not yet - maybe never. Unless you get some fine teaching, you will never know. But this is unsupported, lightweight pop singing / not at all the real product.
    4 answers · 3 weeks ago
  • Should i learn guitar with my left or right hand?

    Best answer: You were given good advice at the music store. In fact, there are a lot of good reasons that even left handed people should learn on so-called "right handed" guitars. There is very little learning material for left handed players, and even less tab. That means that standard chord diagrams and tab will... show more
    Best answer: You were given good advice at the music store. In fact, there are a lot of good reasons that even left handed people should learn on so-called "right handed" guitars. There is very little learning material for left handed players, and even less tab. That means that standard chord diagrams and tab will be backwards for you. There are far fewer options and models for left handed guitars and it's very rare to find one in a guitar shop. That makes it very hard to try before buying.....something that will mean more to you when you shell hundreds of bucks for your upgrade guitar. Another thing that a lot of new players don't realize is that guitar is one of the very few instruments that even has left hand options. If you ever want to learn other stringed instruments like banjo, fiddle, steel guitar, sitar, etc you'll have to order a custom made left handed instrument...$$$$.

    Finally, let me leave you with this thought: you really don't know what you don't know. By that I mean that how the instrument feels before you've learned how to hold and play it is totally irrelevant. It's like a student driver getting in a car and deciding that it would be more comfortable shifting with your other hand. This right vs left argument is one we usually have with lefties who are convinced they need a left handed guitar. You're right handed and this should be a no-brainer. Don't make your life more complicated than it needs to be. Best of luck......
    6 answers · 3 weeks ago
  • What kind of acacoustic should I get?

    I’m 5’7 my hands are not average size for a male my fingers are not that long and I’ve tried a full size acoustic guitar and the neck seemed too thick for me are there any cheap guitars that I could purchase with a thinner neck?
    I’m 5’7 my hands are not average size for a male my fingers are not that long and I’ve tried a full size acoustic guitar and the neck seemed too thick for me are there any cheap guitars that I could purchase with a thinner neck?
    5 answers · 3 weeks ago
  • How to tune a guitar?

    13 answers · 4 weeks ago
  • What’s a good way to write down piano chords and melody if you don’t read music?

    Best answer: Chords are usually written by their letter name, that's to say the letter name of their root note. These are very easy to learn & most players who don't read music read chords this way. There's not really an effective way of recording melody on paper except by learning to read music. So rather... show more
    Best answer: Chords are usually written by their letter name, that's to say the letter name of their root note. These are very easy to learn & most players who don't read music read chords this way.

    There's not really an effective way of recording melody on paper except by learning to read music. So rather than go to the hassle of making audio recordings, or committing the melodies to memory, that might be your only solution, sorry.
    4 answers · 4 weeks ago
  • Explain differences between playing violin and guitar?

    So I’m not a master violinist of any sorts but I played in school and am lucky enough to own one to play for fun every now and then- which my friends think is pretty cool (a plus). Well one of them is pretty musically inclined (they play guitar) and wanted to jam out together. I told them I do t really do that-... show more
    So I’m not a master violinist of any sorts but I played in school and am lucky enough to own one to play for fun every now and then- which my friends think is pretty cool (a plus). Well one of them is pretty musically inclined (they play guitar) and wanted to jam out together. I told them I do t really do that- it’s hard to just break out a violin, like you need space for the bow and if your on the couch you sink in and it’s hard to play etc etc. I’m also not the most confident in my abilities. Anyways we end up kind of doing it but they got increasingly frustrated I wasn’t able to “go with the flow” and saying as long as it’s in the same key it’ll be fine. Anyways my question is: is there really a difference in approaching playing guitar vs violin? I feel like violinist are expected to play more complicated melodies and guitar (especially acoustic) is meant more so to accompany- which is probably where the disparity came from. Though I’m sure my barely average playing abilities contributed. Still I found it very interesting. Thoughts?
    8 answers · 1 month ago
  • Why do people learn instruments if they don't want to play in public?

    I've got a friend I've known for years (we're 18 and first met when we were like 7). Now somehow I've never known that he plays guitar, I recall him mentioning it at some point but it never seemed like something he really put time into but he came round my place the other day and when i was out of... show more
    I've got a friend I've known for years (we're 18 and first met when we were like 7). Now somehow I've never known that he plays guitar, I recall him mentioning it at some point but it never seemed like something he really put time into but he came round my place the other day and when i was out of the room picked up my guitar and started playing. I came in and he's incredibly good, like seriously amazing on a level that I've only heard very few people on YouTube play and i can't recall seeing anyone play that well live. When i asked him about it he said that he's been playing for about 8 years but only in his room at home because he doesn't like performing. Why do people like him have these great talents but keep them hidden? I can't understand it, if i could play like that i'd probably be performing all the time.
    13 answers · 1 month ago
  • Unfair Choir Director?

    I am in an adult choir. Lisa missed several practices and then quit the choir just weeks before our 3 final performances. The director asked me to sing her solo part. I agreed to. I was very excited. After the 1st of the 3 performances the director told me that now Lisa is coming back and she would be singing... show more
    I am in an adult choir. Lisa missed several practices and then quit the choir just weeks before our 3 final performances. The director asked me to sing her solo part. I agreed to. I was very excited. After the 1st of the 3 performances the director told me that now Lisa is coming back and she would be singing the solo again. I feel angry and upset that he is giving the solo back to her after asking me to step in when she QUIT! Is it right for the director to do this? I missed 1 practice, Lisa missed 6 practices and then QUIT!
    10 answers · 1 month ago