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One of the most important aspects of recording music is keeping time. Using the click track feature in Audacity will help you do just that! Modeled after a metronome, the click track option establishes a steady rhythm to guide you as you play and record. You can customize the beats per minute and beats per measure to give you the cadence you need. This audio editor also allows you to easily shift your recording and match-up your music!


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Hold off on the Beethoven and Debussy for a second and play something a little more . . . contemporary. This piano lesson from Paul Corgan shows you how to play the insanely simple and fun-to-play “Bow Chicka Wow Wow,” by Mike Posner. You’ll learn the verse, chorus, and guitar riff and get some tips for putting your own spin on the chord progression.


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Ever wondered why guitarists use capos? This lesson covers the pros: from shifting keys to form otherwise impossible chords to accommodating a singer’s range. You’ll also learn about the different brands and models, such as Shubb, Kyser, and G7th. Turn a G into an A, and transpose a song into E-flat major; using a capo opens up the door to a world of possibilities.


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Do you not feel cut out for playing the guitar? Feeling frustrated with your abilities as a musician? Don’t worry, that’s completely normal! This lesson reveals to you that learning how to play guitar isn’t about talent; it’s about dedication and practice. Talent doesn’t come naturally; your favorite musicians developed their coordination over years of practice. Persevere toward your goal of becoming a great guitarist.


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Before you start playing the ukulele, it’s imperative to make your instrument pitch-perfect with accurate tuning. In this introductory lesson by Kalani, learn how to use the string names and numbers of your uke to tune it. Don't have a tuner? No worries! You'll also learn how to tune by ear with a method called relative tuning.


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Take some time to learn about intervals, or the relationships between notes in a scale; chords and embellishments will start to seem like second nature. This lesson by Your Guitar Sage recalls what you have learned about the whole-whole-half-whole-whole-whole-half pattern to demonstrate the relationship between the eight notes of major and minor scales.


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Think you can’t sing? Maybe you just need to practice some vocal methods! Learn how to sing and create pitch-point sound with these vocal exercises. Discover how the larynx works with the vocal folds to make sound out of thin air; then, practice the lip drill and tongue drill to relax your muscles. You’ll open your range and develop your power, pitch accuracy, tonal quality, and vocal freedom.


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What sort of precautions should you take if you own a guitar? This lesson covers the basics of guitar care, from temperature to stands to moisturizing oils. Discover how humidity (or lack thereof) affects your guitar and what sort of products you can use to keep the wood from warping or cracking; you’ll also learn the importance of a stand and a sturdy case for avoiding preventable damage.


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Do you love the film, characters, and soundtrack of “Frozen”? Then try learning Idina Menzel’s version of “Let It Go” on guitar, taught by Smiley Mo! This intermediate guitar lesson covers all the chords you need to know to play this song through and through, from the intro to the last note. Practice the strumming patterns and perform your new song for friends and family!


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Three-finger chords may sound like a challenge, but they’re worth it. Once you can play one-, two-, and three-finger chords, you’ll have access to the majority of common chords on the uke. Commit several patterns to memory by learning fundamental progressions, such as the 12-bar blues. This lesson is for beginning and intermediate ukulele students.


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Once you have a general understanding of inversions, or slash chords, on guitar, it’s time to put them to good use in your chord progressions. Inversions can turn the leap from one bass note to another into a seamless transition. In this lesson by Your Guitar Sage, learn three common inversions with examples of chord progressions and put them to good use.


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If you're looking to learn how to play the guitar, the first thing you need to learn is your chords! This online guitar lesson from Best Beginner Guitar Lesson walks you through the D7 chord. Learn the finger positions for the chord, then practice some strumming exercises to get the hang of switching between chords. This lesson also includes a short introduction to guitar rhythms and strumming patterns, which you'll need once you start busting out a song!


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Learning how to play the ukulele is fun and easy when you begin with one-finger chords. There is a surprising number of one-finger ukulele chords that will help you build confidence quickly even if you’ve never picked up this tiny stringed instrument before! In this lesson from professional uke player Kalani, learn how to play the C, C7, A7, and A minor chords.


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Why do you want to play guitar? Do you want to play casually at parties, write songs, or record in a studio? Maybe you want to do something entirely different — there are many paths for learning the guitar out there.This lesson urges you to take a seat and examine what you want to get out of the guitar and why. Determine your guitar playing goals and find a way to get there.


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When you use two fingers to shape chords on the ukulele, your repertoire increases dramatically. In this lesson from Kalani, learn some of the most commonly used chords in all kinds of popular songs: F, D7, and A major. If you have a little experience playing the ukulele and want to build your skills, this is a great lesson to improve your range.


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Get ready to start your first project in Cubase 7! In this lesson, explore the Project Setup in detail to better understand technical settings like sample rate, bit depth, and Hermode Tuning (HMT). We'll even go into detail about common technical standards, so you can set up your Cubase project correctly. Once you have the best settings to fit your needs, you’ll be well on your way to recording, arranging, or editing your first project!


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Want to add to your piano repertoire of impossibly catchy songs? This lesson shows you how to play “Call Me Maybe,” by Carly Rae Jepsen. If you’ve already picked up some basic piano chords and know some rudimentary music theory, check it out: Paul Corgan breaks down the verse and chorus before putting everything together for you to play along.


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The major scale means major business. Check out this lesson by Your Guitar Sage and investigate one of music’s most important structures. You’ll learn and memorize the form of a major scale in whole steps and half steps so that you can construct one from anywhere on a guitar. Once you know the pattern, you can move on to playing the major scale across multiple strings.


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To make it in the music business, you don't just need a good voice: you need a great edge! But how do you set yourself apart and land that hot record deal? In this lesson from Vocal Edge, get tips on how to connect emotionally with your target audience. Figure out your message as an artist, and then decide how your voice should sound to best convey that message. Finally, tailor your image to match: your clothes, your look, and your killer live act!


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