Pianoforall: Piano Lessons Easy Tutorial
Arts & Entertainment / 11/07/2013

Pianoforall: Piano Lessons Easy Tutorial   Now ANYONE Can Learn Piano-or-Keyboard. Imagine being able to sit down at a piano and just PLAY – Ballads, Pop, Blues, Jazz, Ragtime, even amazing Classical pieces? Now you can… and you can do it in months not years without wasting money, time and effort on traditional Lessons. Introducing… Pianoforall: Piano Lessons Easy Tutorial An Incredible Set of Interactive ebooks Pianoforall: Piano Lessons Easy Tutorial is specially designed to take complete beginners to an intermediate level faster than any other method. You start with popular rhythm style (think of artists like Lennon & McCartney, Elton John, Billy Joel, Barry Mannilow, Lionel Ritchie, Coldplay, Norah Jones and so on) which means you get to sound like a pro right from the start. You then expand step-by-step into Ballad style, Blues, Jazz, Ragtime, Improvisation and creating your own melodies. You will even learn how to read music AS you learn how to ‘play-by-ear’ and eventually you will be able to play some amazing Classical pieces. Book 1 – Party Time / Play By Ear / Rhythm Piano – Play great rhythm style straight away with piano chords, 10 classic party rhythms, a terrific chord ballad, lots of…

Guitar Speed Training – Discovering What Your Hands Are Made Of
Blog / 10/15/2013

Guitar Speed Training – Discovering What Your Hands Are Made Of By Tennyson Williams, Author of The Essential Guide To Guitar Virtuosity   A funny way to jump into this article is to literally talk about what your hands are made of. Your hands consist of bones, joints, tissue, muscles, veins, nerve endings, and probably a lot more that we still don’t even know about. When you look at it in that light, you realize that there is a lot going on inside your hands, and that all of these things need to be addressed. I’m sure that many of you know what it feels like when you burn your hand, hit your thumb with a hammer, or get a paper cut on your finger, but many beginning guitar players don’t understand what guitar related discomfort can feel like. A lot of us have strained the muscles in our hands before, but straining your hands when practicing guitar exercises is a different matter. Before the hand actually becomes strained, there is a sort of pre-strain sensation that happens, and we typically don’t even notice it. This kind of sensation is very subtle and acts as a warning sign of whats…

Establishing Rapport With Music Licensing Professionals
Blog / 09/25/2013

Establishing Rapport With Music Licensing Professionals   After I got my first TV placement in 2002, I was so excited that I immediately got in touch with my publisher expressing my interest in getting more involved and getting more of my music placed. I made it really clear that I was prepared to submit to as many opportunities as possible. This led to an ongoing dialogue between the two of us over the years that has led to the opportunity to submit to and write for many different projects. This led to many subsequent placements that I’m sure I never would have had if I hadn’t been as aggressive as I was. Getting your music placed with a solid publisher or library is a great first step and getting your first placement or two is an even greater step forward. But your work doesn’t stop there. In a way, this is just the beginning. For music to get licensed, it has to be the right piece of music at the right time. This is why sometimes songs will sit in catalogs for long periods of time, inactive, and then all of a sudden get licensed into one or more projects….

What to Study to Learn Jazz Guitar
Blog / 09/25/2013

What to Study to Analyze Jazz Guitar With the aid of Tennyson Williams, Author of The Essential Guide To Guitar Virtuosity   Jazz guitar is reasonably a great, unending, and ever lucrative type of music. It isn’t important what your style of desire is, as a result of I believe that all guitarists must familiarize themselves with a bit Jazz work right here and there. There are two things that I discovered very rewarding about finding out Jazz guitar. The data of chords that includes finding out the genre, and the ideas that revolve round soloing. I believe that the knowledge of the Jazz guitar solo, and the figuring out of the way to solo in this model of song, is the most important merit. Because Jazz tune is just as complex as other styles of tune, this text will merely lay out some key issues to get started finding out. You’ll want to recall to mind this as a preparatory article. 1. Chords A great way to get began in Jazz guitar is to spend a while specializing in chords. In truth, on every occasion you come throughout any chord that’s standard in Jazz track (and there are various),…

How To Finance Your Music Licensing Business
Blog / 09/17/2013

How To Finance Your Music Licensing Business   As they say, it takes money to make money. The music licensing business is certainly no exception to this rule. Due to the nature of the way the business works, there is a considerable lag time between the time you license one of your tracks and the time you get paid. And of course before you can even begin to attempt to license your tracks you’ll need to have quality recordings, which takes money. But don’t let this fact discourage you. If you’re resourceful, there are ways to get your tracks recorded for little or no upfront money of your own. A great way to record tracks on the cheap is by collaborating with other musicians and producers, in exchange for a percentage of any of your future earnings. It of course helps if you have a track record to bring to the table when negotiating with potential collaborators. These are tough times for a lot of people and many people are open to creative ways of getting things done. I’ve been doing these types of deals long before the recession. So don’t be afraid to think outside the box and come…

Barre Chords for Guitar
Blog / 08/14/2013

Barre Chords for Guitar By Tennyson Williams, Author of The Essential Guide To Guitar Virtuosity   Let’s face it, there are so many chords to be learned, and it would seem like so little time to learn them! I’ll combat that mindset by saying that there is a really great way to get cracken on an awesome set of guitar chords. If you have already learned some basic open guitar chords like G major, C major, D major, E minor, A minor, then you are completely ready for the next step. The next set of chords to learn are called barre chords, because you will literally be barring a single fret across all six strings. This is done with the index finger, and you’ll need to put a lot of focus into the index finger, in order to ensure that you have the frets firmly pressed down. The great thing about barre chords is that you can create major, minor, major 7th, and minor 7th chords from this formation. Barre chords are also exceptional in the sense that the fingering doesn’t change. There is a certainly formula for the major, minor, 7th, and minor 7th chords and it doesn’t change….

Why a Guitarist Should Practice with a Metronome
Blog / 07/03/2013

Why a Guitarist Should Practice with a Metronome By Tennyson Williams, Author of The Essential Guide To Guitar Virtuosity   Eventually there comes a time in a guitarist’s life when he or she decides that it is necessary to clean things up a bit. I have seen so many guitar players work with sloppy riffs, and unsynchronized timings, until one day they make the “decision of precision”. 1. The decision of precision and why it is important. You should understand that no matter how far you want to take your playing on the guitar, there is always room for cleanliness and finesse. If you are going to spend a lifetime playing the guitar, you might as well do it to the best of your capabilities. The great invention that bestows perfect playing is none other than the metronome, and I strongly believe that a guitarist who does not work with one, at least every now and then, is wasting talent. We all have the ability to play at a phenomenal level, no matter the choice of music. A metronome facilitates all speeds of guitar playing or music in general. If you plan on playing something slow – use a metronome….

Why You Shouldn’t Practice Guitar Too Much
Blog / 06/11/2013

Why You Shouldn’t Practice Guitar Too Much By Tennyson Williams, Author of The Essential Guide To Guitar Virtuosity   There is absolute truth in the fact that the more you practice, the better you will get at guitar, but there is a limit. A key problem with guitarists of all skill levels and ages, is that if they are genuinely enjoying playing guitar, they sometimes tend to push things too far. In my own experience I use to play guitar for about three fifths of the twenty-four hour cycle, and sometimes I payed the piper for doing so. There is a symptom known as Repetitive Strain Injury, or RSI for short, and this sympton is quite common to all types of musicians. If you are a serious and active musician then there’s a good chance that you know RSI all too well. Understanding the warning signs of RSI is very important, because if you do not heed them – you can set yourself way back in your progress, or even miss out on a good gig. Some of the warning signs of hand stress are obvious. A heated sensation in the hands, and a lock up of the muscles or…

Learning Classical Guitar
Blog / 05/21/2013

Learning Classical Guitar By Tennyson Williams, Author of The Essential Guide To Guitar Virtuosity   As I have been currently providing an overview of ways to get started in specific styles music. In other words, I’ve been creating these sort of summaries of what a beginning guitar player should investigate in order to get started mastering a specific genre of music. This article is no different, except that today we will be taking a look at classical guitar work. The fingers Like any style of guitar playing, you’ll have to work on both the right and left hands. However, classical guitar involves finger picking as opposed to using a flat pick, so there’s something to be said here. You may not realize it, but there is a labeling system for each finger of the picking hand, minus the pinkie finger, which is rarely used. The system involves the abbreviations of P.I.M.A. Each one of those letters represents a finger to be used on the picking hand. P = Thumb I = Index finger M = Middle finger A = Ring finger P.I.M.A. is an abbreviation of the Spanish words Pulgar, Indice, Medio, and Anular. You can use guitar tablature to…

Do You Understand The Music Licensing Market?
Blog / 05/15/2013

Do You Understand The Music Licensing Market?   The publishing company that I have worked with for the last several years recently changed hands. There is a new owner who is now screening music and her approach is a little different than my previous publisher. One of the first questions she aks me when I submit material to her is where I see the material being pitched. At first this question sort of annoyed me. I don’t know I thought, that’s your job. You pitch it wherever you think it will work! But the more I thought about it, the more I realized this is a perfectly reasonable question for a publisher to ask a songwriter. As a songwriter pursuing licensing opportunities, you are essentially creating a product that your publisher (assuming you work with a publisher) is going to attempt to sell to an end user. It’s ultimately your publisher’s job to find projects that need music and match up relevant music with relevant projects. But if you really want to do well licensing your music you need to understand the market you are working in. In other words, you need to do market research. Think of yourself as…