Two more rhythm lessons here, for beginners on any instrument (be sure to watch the first two beginner rhythm lessons, if you haven't already, so you're all caught up!)
In this short video I explain what a count off is, how and why musicians use them.
And in this slightly longer video, I explain what coordination is and share some simple exercises that also help work out basic rhythm principles.
Rhythm Lessons for Beginners
Wow! I haven't posted since February! Well, I have lots of great excuses, including that I've helped my wife launch D'Lolly's Uptown Bakeshop here in Washington Heights. But you don't want to hear about my lame excuses, you want new video music lessons!
Here are the latest, some beginner music theory lessons on rhythm. They compliment each other, so I highly recommend you watch both!
In this short video, I explain what the BEAT in music is and how metronomes are used to play along with the beat.
In this short video, I explain the difference between kinds of music notes (whole, half, quarter, eighth) and their relation to the beat and to each other.
Also, I forgot to post a guitar lesson video back in February about the 12 Bar Blues progression in the key of A. There's also a 12 Bar Blues progression play-along video here.
In this short video, I explain what HALF STEPS and WHOLE STEPS are, and how they are combined to create the Major Scale.
Tuning the Guitar
In this short video, I explain the easiest and most common way of tuning the guitar. This is also the last of my intro videos for the guitar... time to start learning how to really play!
Tuning Stringed Instruments
In this short video, I explain how and why stringed instruments need to be tuned, as well as the standard tuning for guitar, violin, mandolin, and ukulele.
The Musical Alphabet
In this short video, I explain the literal ABC's of music, how certain letters are used to name certain notes and chords.
Octaves & Pitches
In this short video, I lay down some more foundation for music theory, explaining the concepts of octave and pitch.
In this short video, I explain alternative methods of reading and writing music that are specific to guitar -- Chord Diagrams and Tabs (short for tablature).
In this short video, we troubleshoot first chords (C major) on the guitar. If you're struggling to play clear-sounding chords, watch this video to learn how to fix it!
Basic Components of Written Music
In this short video, I explain the importance of becoming musically literate -- that is to say the reading (and/or writing) of standard music notation. I also explain some of the most basic components of written music: staff, clef, key signature, time signature, measures, notes, and rests.
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