Creative Soul Blog

What Are the Main Differences Between Guitar and Bass?

Posted by Katie Gayle on Wed, Oct 12, 2016 @ 07:51 AM

Do you have an aspiring musician in your home? Choosing which instrument to play can actually be a big challenge! For instance, two instruments - the guitar and bass - are quite similar. What makes them different? Is one easier to learn than the other?

Let’s take a look at some of the key differences between the guitar and the bass.

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Guitar Equipment for Beginners

Posted by Katie Gayle on Wed, Sep 14, 2016 @ 07:42 AM

 

At first glance, it may not seem like you need that much to learn how to play guitar. You just need a guitar...right? Well, sure. But you might find that other equipment and accessories are very useful while you go!

To help you out, we’ve compiled a list of things you may need to purchase as you learn guitar.

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Tags: guitar

How to Take Care of Your Acoustic Guitar

Posted by Katie Gayle on Wed, Jul 27, 2016 @ 10:53 AM

Acoustic guitars are beautifully made instruments. Each one has a unique sound and structure. To keep it’s originality, it’s important to keep your acoustic guitar in prime condition. If you have an acoustic guitar, or are thinking about purchasing one, check out the tips below!

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Tags: music, guitar

10 Best Songs for Young Musicians to Play

Posted by Natasha Gayle on Wed, Feb 10, 2016 @ 09:57 AM

As a parent of young musicians, you want them to do well. An essential part of their improvement is practice. However, if your child has a piece of music that is too difficult for them to play, you might witness them giving up before they’ve even begun.

Below is a list of the 10 best songs for young musicians to play on the acoustic guitar or the piano (in no particular order). Your child will need to know chords and how to read music to be able to play these songs, but once they know that, these songs will be great for their practice time.

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Tags: guitar, songs, piano

20 Best Songs to Play on Guitar

Posted by Katie Gayle on Wed, Aug 12, 2015 @ 08:53 AM

Learning to play guitar can be a challenge. There’s a lot to figure out in the beginning, and it may not be as easy as you had anticipated. You’ll first learn how to play functionally – it may not sound pretty, but you’ll get there!

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Tags: guitar

Can Music Lessons Reduce Aggression?

Posted by Casey Thomas on Thu, Oct 30, 2014 @ 10:31 AM

In the article below, I found myself pondering the question, "Can music lessons really reduce aggressions in individuals?" 

Many of us enjoy reading or writing books, practicing and playing a given sport, or even mastering or inventing ideas you might have. In doing so, you are able to release the ability and the drive to move forward in life through the gift of creativity. This also releases the ability to change your feelings, your mood and your outlook on life and the individuals you intereact with.

This article moved me. Thought it best to share. It's kind of amazing how music drives us. This is just another way of looking at its power. Enjoy!

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Teaching Children Through the Power of Music

Posted by Casey Thomas on Wed, Sep 10, 2014 @ 02:44 PM

A new study has proven once and for all what many have suspected all along: Taking piano lessons can make kids smarter!

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Learning Guitar from Roscoe Justice

Posted by Alyssa McCraw on Tue, Sep 09, 2014 @ 06:21 AM

Check out our Instructor Spotlight as Roscoe shows us how to move around with the "E" and "A" strings!  If you like learning fast and need some accountability take a few lessons from Roscoe.

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Top Apps To Help You Learn Guitar

Posted by Anthony Miller on Mon, Nov 12, 2012 @ 10:27 AM

In this age of smart phones, tablets, and other mobile devices, musicians (and future musicians) have a whole new set of tools to help them perfect their craft.

For the aspiring guitarist out there, tech writer and blogger Tim Brookes found five completely free apps for the iphone/ipad. These apps will help music students of all levels learn guitar.

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Tags: Music Lessons, guitar lessons, guitar, guitar tips, guitar tools

Creative Soul: Instructor Spotlight - Josh Brown

Posted by Alyssa McCraw on Wed, Oct 31, 2012 @ 01:15 PM

Check out the latest addition to our Instructor Spotlight video series, featuring the incredible Josh Brown!  Josh has previously toured with artists such as Switchfoot and teaches a multitude of instruments.

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