How To Plan Your Daughter's Wedding Reception

Whether the date for your daughter's wedding reception is right around the corner or whether you have a year to plan the event, be ready to make compromises. Two heads are better than one, right? Look at wedding magazines together and file the ideas you like best in an accordion folder. You'll be glad to have those references when the time has arrived to make final decisions. Ponder On The Basics First - When you have decided on the basics, you will be ready to go forward. [Read More]

Try These Things From Your Guitar Teacher To Narrow Down Your Ideal Guitar Rig

One of the things that is enjoyable about taking guitar lessons when you're an aspiring young guitar player is the opportunity to check out your teacher's gear. Whereas you may be playing on a hand-me-down guitar while you get a feel for this pastime, your teacher likely has made a significant investment in the different components of his or her guitar rig. This gives you the opportunity to not only learn about these elements as you improve your playing and get closer to making your first guitar purchase, but also try them out to help you narrow down what you wish to buy. [Read More]

Things To Figure Out Before You Rent A Guitar From Your Local Music Shop

Regardless of your reason for needing to rent an electric or acoustic guitar, your local music shop should be the place you turn. Before you move forward with finding the right instrument to suit your needs, however, it's generally effective to do some research — either on the store's website or by visiting in person and asking a rental agent — so that you have a full understanding of the rental process. [Read More]

Chopin Your Favorite Composer? How To Play His Piano Music With Historic Accuracy

If you are a piano player and love the music of composer Frédéric Chopin, you are certainly in luck. He is one of the few composers who wrote almost exclusively for solo piano. Modern pianos, however, do not sound exactly like pianos did in Chopin's time (the first third of the 19th Century). If you want to replicate Chopin's compositions with the greatest historical accuracy, here are some tips. Use a piano with single escapement [Read More]