Thursday, May 7, 2015

5 Ways to Teach Yourself to Sing in Tune

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Here's a quick summary of the video:
 First, find out if you're really tone deaf by visiting You're probably not.
1. Sing into PVC pipe curved like a telephone while singing with a group.
2. Slide your voice into pitches you play on an instrument.
3. Download a tuning app. Play a pitch on an instrument, see what note it is, match it with your voice, and see if the tuner still registers the same note.
4. Record yourself singing a series of random pitches. Play them back and try to match them.
5. Record yourself singing along to a slow song. Play it back to see how you're improving.

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Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Long time, no post

Hellooooo! We're waving at you from the other side of the country.

My family moved to the Olympia, Washington area just after the holidays, and our lives are so drastically different than they were six months ago. Even though we have been looking forward to this move for a couple of years, we still miss D.C. and all the interesting and brilliant people we got to know there.

Friday, November 14, 2014

50+ Three-Chord Songs To Play For Your Kids

If you've been following along with our tutorials on harmonizing children's songs on the guitar here, here, and here, you're ready for the three chord song list. If the D major chord set hasn't been working for your vocal range, try playing these with the A major chord set (A, D, and E) or the C major chord set (C, F, and G). There are chord charts available all over the internet and several good apps that teach guitar chords as well.

Here's a table to help you change keys (chord sets). To change what you've been playing in D major to another key, just use choose your chord set, and replace the chord from the D major chord set with the chord from your key in the same column. If you're changing from D major to A major, you would replace D chord with A, G with D, and A with E.

Chord Roman Numerals
D Major Chord Set
C Major Chord Set
A Major Chord Set

And now for your three chord strategy and song list...

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