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The unfortunate thing about singing is that you can do your voice and yourself damage if your technique is wrong or you over exert yourself. It's for this reason that I would say getting personal feedback is a top priority; however this doesn't mean you need to shell out hundreds on a face to face teacher. you can: Join some singing forums Sign up to ...


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I think that starting with C and G chords is a throwback from other instruments, particularly the piano, so things could be learnt easily on the 'white keys'. There are none on a guitar, and initially sharps and flats don't need mentioning. Changing from C to G (and vice versa) involve a big change or finger/hand/arm movement with open chords. Not easy or ...


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There are already some good answers on how to learn technique, and just getting out there and singing. I wanted to give some ideas as to how to listen to yourself outside your head. One method to listen to yourself is to use an audio recorder. The average phone will be adequate, although if you have higher quality equipment, it might be better. But speed ...


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I don't think this has anything to do with his age. Everyone except savants start out taking a long time to recognize notes on the staff, in the same way that toddlers might take a long time to recognize letters in a book. The only answer is to have him practice. Simple practice is best to start. Something like flashcards is ideal, and what my teacher ...


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I recommend you to learn synthesis through a graphical patch-based synthesis environment. This makes very explicit and clear how everything works and is connected (literally). The most popular are Reaktor, Max, and Pure Data. Pure Data is free, so grab it and see if you are into it. While learning it you'll be learning synthesis at a very deep level. It's a ...


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It's really cool that you're interested in the Oud. You should check out Mike's Oud forum. Very interesting stuff out there. Also check out www.mauriceoudshop.com. This is the safest place to get an Oud from online in the United States. The Oud is not necessarily more difficult than learning Banjo or Guitar, it's just a different approach. It's more ...


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My suggestion would be to work on singing from your center - using your diaphragm. While it will be nice to hone the edge of the tool (fine-tuning the pitch of your voice), you must first shape the tool into its form. Once you are able to effectively sing from your center, I think you will find that your range will be defined by how you sing when you are ...


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Instead of C/G/D I'd probably start them with Am7, Em, Em7 and CMaj7. They offer interesting sounding chords, are absolutely simple to play and in the case of Am7 and CMaj7, you can transition directly to C and show them the relationship and why one finger makes all the difference. Once they get C, transition to G and so on. If it were me, I'd also start ...


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You around Boston, by any chance? http://www.meetup.com/Boston-Music-Players/events/201134252/ Which instructs students: "To purchase Oud: Unique Strings 165 Belmont St, Belmont, MA 02478‎". It also refers to several online sources including Mid-East.com, which maybe is a vote of confidence in them? Also, it refers to a Center for Arabic Culture; that ...


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When teaching students traditional guitar chords I would start with Em to Am. Students have issues starting on the C chord because of the stretch with the third finger on fifth string. Using Em with second and third fingers to Am, using same fingers and adding the first on the second string first fret, I see more success introducing chords. Use C Major ...


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Learning the notes on any staff is a lot of memorization at first. There are a lot of little tricks to remember what each line and space is on the staff, but it can be a lot to learn at once. I've taught a few younger kids how to read the treble and bass clef (not any teenagers though) and while FACE and Every Good Boy Does Fine helps some it confuses ...


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It should not be a issue of age. I myself have taught 8 year olds how to read music. Get yourself a good theory book and start counting notes. You learn this by doing. Write the numbers A B C D E F G out. Mention it to your student that when you go up on the staff you count forwards and when you go down you count backwards. It is tricky at first because ...


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It would be prudent, even if not legally required in your particular country, to obtain permission from both. I have no specific experience of your precise requirement, but in the past have obtained clearance from an original artist to use samples from their material - even though I actually re-recorded the song segments as sound-alikes, rather than use ...


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I've been researching for years. I've been trying different teachers, books, forums, etc... The only real help I got came from Brett Manning's cd lessons. I am not affilated at all and I can say that he allowed my voice to do things impossible for me before. Just one last thing: without a (great) teacher you're taking more than twice the time you need to ...


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My advice to this: play with what you want and what feels good to you! Take other's advice, but do your thing with it. If you want 17 guitars, go ahead, buy 17 guitars. As long as it feels good to yourself! So , if you really want to keep the guitar: keep it! If you want to sell it, sell it! I wouldn't sell it because it wouldn't bring you that much money ...


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Check out Scott's Bass Lessons https://www.scottsbasslessons.com/. He creates educational videos for all abilities. Most of his videos are free but he also has a paid for area with access to more resources.



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