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Beginning Musicians

A helpful guide for the beginning and budding musicians, both kids and adults alike. Articles are arranged chronologically to guide you every step of the way.
  1. Tips for Parents (16)
  2. Tips for Beginners (20)
  3. Buying Guide (18)
  4. Top Picks and Reviews (56)
  5. Articles and Lessons (418)
  6. Music Downloads (14)
  7. Music Glossary (270)
  8. Support Groups (12)
  9. Free Resources (38)


Is tablature "real notation"? Should teachers use it? Here are some of the pros and cons of tablature vs. 5-line staff notation, and what the issues are for learning guitar, bass, banjo, ukulelel, and other stringed instruments.

Your Music Lessons Book
A lessons book can be the primary communication mechanism between the teacher and student. Learn how to set one up to be a source of inspiration, information, and focus throughout the week.

Time Elements in Music
A general look at how musical time is organized and discussed.

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