• Can I do musical theatre without dance experience?

    I really want to do theatre but I'm useless at dancing. I just started lessons but my body is so stiff lol! Do you think I'll get anywhere if I lack dance experience?
    I really want to do theatre but I'm useless at dancing. I just started lessons but my body is so stiff lol! Do you think I'll get anywhere if I lack dance experience?
    5 answers · 20 hours ago
  • Is this really too "feminine" and too "girly" for a bloke- (a guy or whatever), to do or are my mates having me on and playing silly buggers?

    One of my girl mates- (who, for the record's a singer and a bloody good one), often performs live gigs on sites like Facebook and Tinychat- (which, if anyone don't know, is pretty similar to Skype!) I've watched a few of these gigs of hers and she's, quite frankly, bloody amazing at what she does.... show more
    One of my girl mates- (who, for the record's a singer and a bloody good one), often performs live gigs on sites like Facebook and Tinychat- (which, if anyone don't know, is pretty similar to Skype!) I've watched a few of these gigs of hers and she's, quite frankly, bloody amazing at what she does. Our mutual mates always remark on how pretty she is, how pretty she always looks, on the pretty dresses she always wears when she performs, on how beautiful her voice is, on her stage-presence and whatnot. Now, having watched her gigs, I'm now feeling inspired to start performing on Facebook Live and Tinychat, meself- (being a singer, meself), but all me lad mates are taking the piss out of me- (making fun of me), for wanting to do the same as our other friend, saying that it's alright for a girl to do it, but that it's too "feminine" and too "girly" for a bloke to do. I still really wanna do it, but I'm gunna feel silly doing it now, 'cos of what all me bloody lad mates have said to me. I feel really silly now for wanting to do it. I've talked to this girl mate of mine- (the singer), and she said: "Stuff 'em! If you wanna do it and you're inspired to do it because you've seen me do it- (and if that's the case, then I'm flattered, by the way), then you bloody well do it! Sod what them idiots say! Don't listen to 'em! I've heard you sing. You'll be great. You'll go down a treat, doing the same thing as me on there." What do y'all reckon? Who should I listen to? The lads or the girl?
    8 answers · 4 days ago
  • Do I need to learn how to play the electric guitar even though I know how to play the acoustic?

    I know how to play the acoustic guitar
    I know how to play the acoustic guitar
    2 answers · 4 days ago
  • Can you use a guitar rack stand instead of putting your guitars in their cases?

    Best answer: Racks like the "Yorkville Sound 5-7 Guitar Side Loading Folding Touring Stand" offer convenience at the expense of protection. While it's less likely to tip over like a single guitar stand, the instruments are still exposed to the elements...dust and humidity. Also, all your eggs are in one basket,... show more
    Best answer: Racks like the "Yorkville Sound 5-7 Guitar Side Loading Folding Touring Stand" offer convenience at the expense of protection. While it's less likely to tip over like a single guitar stand, the instruments are still exposed to the elements...dust and humidity. Also, all your eggs are in one basket, so to speak. If something catastrophic happens all your guitars are vulnerable (a drunk friend trips, a floor lamp falls, you accidentally drop something...use your imagination) The basic design of the rack is such that if you aren't careful, you could scratch the guitars getting them in and out. Unlikely as they may seem, accidents do happen, and a case eliminates all those risks. So it all comes down to convenience. It takes what...15 seconds to open a guitar case?
    5 answers · 6 days ago
  • Can I sing from what y'all can hear?

    Best answer: I taught Voice and choral classes in NY schools for over 30 years. You have some baseline skills, and some areas could be greatly improved with LESSONS from a qualified teacher. There is a choir somewhere that could use a tenor with reading and following skills - and in the general course of working with a ... show more
    Best answer: I taught Voice and choral classes in NY schools for over 30 years. You have some baseline skills, and some areas could be greatly improved with LESSONS from a qualified teacher. There is a choir somewhere that could use a tenor with reading and following skills - and in the general course of working with a conductor, you might glean some tips of a general nature. But if you are at all serious, get some lessons. No, you are not ready for solo public performance. Not yet - maybe never. Unless you get some fine teaching, you will never know. But this is unsupported, lightweight pop singing / not at all the real product.
    4 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • Should i learn guitar with my left or right hand?

    Best answer: You were given good advice at the music store. In fact, there are a lot of good reasons that even left handed people should learn on so-called "right handed" guitars. There is very little learning material for left handed players, and even less tab. That means that standard chord diagrams and tab will... show more
    Best answer: You were given good advice at the music store. In fact, there are a lot of good reasons that even left handed people should learn on so-called "right handed" guitars. There is very little learning material for left handed players, and even less tab. That means that standard chord diagrams and tab will be backwards for you. There are far fewer options and models for left handed guitars and it's very rare to find one in a guitar shop. That makes it very hard to try before buying.....something that will mean more to you when you shell hundreds of bucks for your upgrade guitar. Another thing that a lot of new players don't realize is that guitar is one of the very few instruments that even has left hand options. If you ever want to learn other stringed instruments like banjo, fiddle, steel guitar, sitar, etc you'll have to order a custom made left handed instrument...$$$$.

    Finally, let me leave you with this thought: you really don't know what you don't know. By that I mean that how the instrument feels before you've learned how to hold and play it is totally irrelevant. It's like a student driver getting in a car and deciding that it would be more comfortable shifting with your other hand. This right vs left argument is one we usually have with lefties who are convinced they need a left handed guitar. You're right handed and this should be a no-brainer. Don't make your life more complicated than it needs to be. Best of luck......
    6 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • What kind of acacoustic should I get?

    I’m 5’7 my hands are not average size for a male my fingers are not that long and I’ve tried a full size acoustic guitar and the neck seemed too thick for me are there any cheap guitars that I could purchase with a thinner neck?
    I’m 5’7 my hands are not average size for a male my fingers are not that long and I’ve tried a full size acoustic guitar and the neck seemed too thick for me are there any cheap guitars that I could purchase with a thinner neck?
    5 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • How to tune a guitar?

    13 answers · 3 weeks ago
  • What’s a good way to write down piano chords and melody if you don’t read music?

    Best answer: Chords are usually written by their letter name, that's to say the letter name of their root note. These are very easy to learn & most players who don't read music read chords this way. There's not really an effective way of recording melody on paper except by learning to read music. So rather... show more
    Best answer: Chords are usually written by their letter name, that's to say the letter name of their root note. These are very easy to learn & most players who don't read music read chords this way.

    There's not really an effective way of recording melody on paper except by learning to read music. So rather than go to the hassle of making audio recordings, or committing the melodies to memory, that might be your only solution, sorry.
    4 answers · 3 weeks ago
  • Explain differences between playing violin and guitar?

    So I’m not a master violinist of any sorts but I played in school and am lucky enough to own one to play for fun every now and then- which my friends think is pretty cool (a plus). Well one of them is pretty musically inclined (they play guitar) and wanted to jam out together. I told them I do t really do that-... show more
    So I’m not a master violinist of any sorts but I played in school and am lucky enough to own one to play for fun every now and then- which my friends think is pretty cool (a plus). Well one of them is pretty musically inclined (they play guitar) and wanted to jam out together. I told them I do t really do that- it’s hard to just break out a violin, like you need space for the bow and if your on the couch you sink in and it’s hard to play etc etc. I’m also not the most confident in my abilities. Anyways we end up kind of doing it but they got increasingly frustrated I wasn’t able to “go with the flow” and saying as long as it’s in the same key it’ll be fine. Anyways my question is: is there really a difference in approaching playing guitar vs violin? I feel like violinist are expected to play more complicated melodies and guitar (especially acoustic) is meant more so to accompany- which is probably where the disparity came from. Though I’m sure my barely average playing abilities contributed. Still I found it very interesting. Thoughts?
    8 answers · 4 weeks ago
  • Why do people learn instruments if they don't want to play in public?

    I've got a friend I've known for years (we're 18 and first met when we were like 7). Now somehow I've never known that he plays guitar, I recall him mentioning it at some point but it never seemed like something he really put time into but he came round my place the other day and when i was out of... show more
    I've got a friend I've known for years (we're 18 and first met when we were like 7). Now somehow I've never known that he plays guitar, I recall him mentioning it at some point but it never seemed like something he really put time into but he came round my place the other day and when i was out of the room picked up my guitar and started playing. I came in and he's incredibly good, like seriously amazing on a level that I've only heard very few people on YouTube play and i can't recall seeing anyone play that well live. When i asked him about it he said that he's been playing for about 8 years but only in his room at home because he doesn't like performing. Why do people like him have these great talents but keep them hidden? I can't understand it, if i could play like that i'd probably be performing all the time.
    13 answers · 1 month ago
  • Unfair Choir Director?

    I am in an adult choir. Lisa missed several practices and then quit the choir just weeks before our 3 final performances. The director asked me to sing her solo part. I agreed to. I was very excited. After the 1st of the 3 performances the director told me that now Lisa is coming back and she would be singing... show more
    I am in an adult choir. Lisa missed several practices and then quit the choir just weeks before our 3 final performances. The director asked me to sing her solo part. I agreed to. I was very excited. After the 1st of the 3 performances the director told me that now Lisa is coming back and she would be singing the solo again. I feel angry and upset that he is giving the solo back to her after asking me to step in when she QUIT! Is it right for the director to do this? I missed 1 practice, Lisa missed 6 practices and then QUIT!
    10 answers · 1 month ago
  • What do you call the person on stage that speaks so that the flow doesn't break and get intensely awkward?

    Best answer: Master of Ceremonies.
    Best answer: Master of Ceremonies.
    6 answers · 4 weeks ago
  • Where to find cheap/affordable sheet music for violin?

    Since I’m not in school and don’t have a tutor or anything I’m not being given sheet music by anyone anymore. Violin music specifically seems hard to find. I’ve adapted piano, voice, and other types to suit me but still it’d be nice to have something easy and reliable to go to and if I’m spending money on it I’d... show more
    Since I’m not in school and don’t have a tutor or anything I’m not being given sheet music by anyone anymore. Violin music specifically seems hard to find. I’ve adapted piano, voice, and other types to suit me but still it’d be nice to have something easy and reliable to go to and if I’m spending money on it I’d like to be able to have it suit my needs right off the bat you know. Are there any websites etc that you guys use?
    5 answers · 4 weeks ago
  • What’s the basics of guitar?

    Hi I’m a beginner at guitar, can someone tell me information and the basics of it, thank you.
    Hi I’m a beginner at guitar, can someone tell me information and the basics of it, thank you.
    10 answers · 1 month ago
  • Kendrick is a way preformer then j.cole?

    Best answer: I think you mean "Kendrick is a way better performer than J. Cole?". One dropped word (better), one misspelling ("preformer"), one wrong word (then/than), two lower case that should be upper case and a missing space ("j.cole"); 5 mistakes in a sentence that is only 8 words long. I... show more
    Best answer: I think you mean "Kendrick is a way better performer than J. Cole?". One dropped word (better), one misspelling ("preformer"), one wrong word (then/than), two lower case that should be upper case and a missing space ("j.cole"); 5 mistakes in a sentence that is only 8 words long. I would suggest you don't get a tattoo that is words.

    Your statement is subject to debate. It is like asking "Which is better ice cream, chocolate or vanilla?" They both have their fans. I have never heard of either of them.
    5 answers · 4 weeks ago