Drum Lessons with Taylor Edwards, drum instructor, The Rock and Pop Music Academy In my previous blog post for The Lesson Studio I discussed an efficient way to construct a practice routine. The main focus of this blog will be on the technical work done in a practice session, and more importantly, how to make […]
By Craig Winston, Guitar Instructor the Rock and Pop Music Academy of Boulder In today’s guitar lesson I’m going to teach you how to be a better guitar player without practicing. While performance anxiety seems to be an epidemic among musicians, and we all have our advice on how to change your mind to combat nervousness, […]
Drum Lessons by Perry Senn, drum instructor The Rock and Pop Music Academy Why do some people get more done… Why are some drummers better than others? (well, that second question can be much longer than there is room for in just this post)… However, the short answer to both is very much the same… […]
By Walt Palmer Guitar Instructor the Rock and Pop Music Academy In my last guitar lesson we talked about improvising and playing the 12 bar blues. Today’s article will expand on this idea but talk more about chords and how to change a song from one key to another. Anyone who writes songs, or improvises, […]
By Charlie White Guitar Instructor The Rock and Pop Music Academy of Boulder Todays post is going to offer two brief guitar lessons about arpeggio shapes for lead and rhythm guitar. Arpeggios are a very useful tool for musicians in many situations such as improvising, accompaniment, and melody composing. An Arpeggio is basically a broken […]
by Ian Jickling Guitar Instructor It’s very common for guitarists, myself included, who start out playing with a pick to become interested in fingerpicking to at some point. There’s just something about being able to play multiple lines at once that tends to pique the interest of guitarists. Unfortunately, you don’t see many artists in […]
Without a doubt in my mind, the key to becoming a successful drummer is simple. PRACTICE WITH A METRONOME. I can’t express enough the importance of learning this and making it a habit within your own daily practice routines. Proper metronome practice is one of the most valuable drum lessons you can learn. Here’s something […]
By Ryan Sapp Drum Instructor
Many musicians and students have anxiety before and/or during a performance. This is common, even amongst big time professional musicians that have been performing in front of large audiences for years.
By: Charlie White, Guitar Instructor
The Rock and Pop Music Academy of Boulder Playing octaves on guitar can be a very effective technique for strengthening melodies and creating a natural “chorus” effect.
by Walt Palmer, Guitar and Bass Instructor
The 12 bar blues is arguably the most important musical idea that an aspiring guitarist should master during their first couple of years if study.