16 Tools I Use For Effective Practicing

Published: Jun 6, 2017  |   Category: Uncategorized


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Know Your Enemy: The FIVE Things That Will Try to Slow Your Progress on Guitar

Published: May 2, 2017  |   Category: Uncategorized


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Why Learning to Read Music Isn't Required to be a Musician

Published: Apr 1, 2017  |   Category: Uncategorized


Have you wanted to learn the guitar, but felt completely overwhelmed with the thought of learning all the musical language that goes along with it? There is the mu.....Read More


Enter to Win a Martin Guitar Worth $1299!!

Published: Jun 22, 2016  |   Category: Uncategorized


If you have ever had the desire to own a classic Martin guitar, then have I got news for you! I have another website called Open Heart Teaching where I give people tips soon how to play guitar. This week I started a sweet little giveaway where I am giving a new Martin guitar away worth $1299!!  Check it out! .....Read More


Student of the Month - May 2016 - Mr. Alex!

Published: Jun 2, 2016  |   Category: Uncategorized


        Congratulations to our June 2016 Student of the Month, Mr. Al.....Read More


Student of the Month - April 2016 - Mr. Ryan!

Published: Apr 7, 2016  |   Category: Uncategorized


Congratulations to our April 2016 Student of the Month, Mr. Ryan! Mr. Ryan logged an incredible 745 minutes in the month of March! We interviewed Ryan and asked him about his secret tips on winning. What tips can you give other people? "Well, always put in .....Read More


Student of the Month - Ms. Kimbal - October 2015

Published: Oct 1, 2015  |   Category: Uncategorized


We thought we would take some time to get to know each of our students a little bit better. So we will feature a short interview with one student each month.  Today, we talk with Ms. Kimbal. Let's find out more about why she rocks! .....Read More


Student of the Month - Ms. Lina - September 2015

Published: Sep 2, 2015  |   Category: Uncategorized


We thought we would take some time to get to know each of our students a little bit better. So we will feature a short interview with one student each month.  Today, we talk with Ms. Lina. Let's find out more about why she rocks! .....Read More


Student of the Month - Mr. Noah - August 2015

Published: Aug 4, 2015  |   Category: Uncategorized


We thought we would take some time to get to know each of our students a little bit better. So we will feature a short interview with one student each month.  Today, we talk with Mr. Noah. Let's find out more about why he rocks!   .....Read More


Student of the Month - Mr. Anthony - July 2015

Published: Jul 9, 2015  |   Category: Uncategorized


We thought we would take some time to get to know each of our students a little bit better. So we will feature a short interview with one student each month.  Today, we talk with Mr. Anthony. Let's find out more about why he rocks! .....Read More


Student of the Month - Ms. Ella

Published: Jun 8, 2015  |   Category: Uncategorized


We thought we would take some time to get to know each of our students a little bit better. So we will feature a short interview with one student each month.  Today, we talk with Ms. Ella. Let's find out more about why she rocks! .....Read More


Famous Musician of the Week - ARETHA FRANKLIN

Published: Jan 26, 2015  |   Category: Uncategorized


Each week we are going to be studying a famous.....Read More


Famous Musician of the Week - Miles Davis

Published: Jan 19, 2015  |   Category: Uncategorized


Each week we are going to be studying a famous musician/band for y.....Read More


Keep those resolutions with our new years guide!

Published: Jan 12, 2015  |   Category: Uncategorized


Well, you’ve made your resolutions on January 1st. They include some of the common themes: lose weight, give more hugs, stop chewing your fingernails, and learn to play the guitar. So how is it going now that we are halfway through January? Are you beginning to feel like you are never going to achieve rock star status by letting your guitar sit in the corner collecting dust?  How does one accept this failure? .....Read More


Famous Musician of the Week - Tom Petty

Published: Jan 12, 2015  |   Category: Uncategorized


Each week we are go.....Read More


Cutest Pet Contest

Published: Jan 5, 2015  |   Category: Uncategorized


  Do you have the cutest pet? Share your cute pets with us! Send us photos of your cutest pet for all to see and say, "Awww...".....Read More


Famous Musician of the Week - Metallica

Published: Jan 5, 2015  |   Category: Uncategorized


  Each week we are going to be studying a famous musician/ba.....Read More


Closed for Winter Break

Published: Dec 22, 2014  |   Category: Uncategorized


See you next year!! Lincoln School of Music .....Read More


Famous Musicians of the Week - THE ROLLING STONES

Published: Dec 8, 2014  |   Category: Uncategorized


Each week we are going to be studying a famous musician/b.....Read More


Famous Musician of the Week - HANK WILLIAMS

Published: Dec 1, 2014  |   Category: Uncategorized


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Famous Musician of the Week - ERIC CLAPTON

Published: Nov 24, 2014  |   Category: Uncategorized


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Famous Musician of the Week - BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN

Published: Nov 17, 2014  |   Category: Uncategorized


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Famous Musician of the Week - BOB MARLEY

Published: Nov 10, 2014  |   Category: Uncategorized


Each week we are going to be studying a famous musician/band for your mu.....Read More


Most Unusual Practice Location Contest

Published: Nov 8, 2014  |   Category: Uncategorized


This month's contest is Most Unusual Practice Location. Simply have someone take a photo of you practicing your instrument in an unusual place. It could be anywhere! bathroom park in a car in a boat in a field .....Read More


Famous Musician of the Week - MUDDY WATERS

Published: Nov 3, 2014  |   Category: Uncategorized


Each week we are going to be studying a famous musician/band f.....Read More


Famous musician of the week - LED ZEPPELIN

Published: Oct 27, 2014  |   Category: Uncategorized


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Famous musician of the week - JOHNNY CASH

Published: Oct 20, 2014  |   Category: Uncategorized


Each week we are going to be studying a famous musician/band for your .....Read More


Famous musician of the week - RAY CHARLES

Published: Oct 13, 2014  |   Category: Uncategorized


Each week we are going to be studying a famous musician/band for your m.....Read More


Costume Contest this October!

Published: Oct 6, 2014  |   Category: Uncategorized


This month's contest will be a costume contest! Those who enter will be eligible for a gift card from their choice: Starbucks Best Buy Target Guitar Center Dietze Music Barnes & Noble BONUS POINTS & P.....Read More


Famous musician of the week - CHUCK BERRY

Published: Oct 6, 2014  |   Category: Uncategorized


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Famous musician of the week - JIMI HENDRIX

Published: Sep 29, 2014  |   Category: Uncategorized


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Famous musician of the week - ELVIS PRESLEY

Published: Sep 22, 2014  |   Category: Uncategorized


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Famous musician of the week - BOB DYLAN

Published: Sep 15, 2014  |   Category: Uncategorized


Each week we are going to be studying a famous musician/band for your musical.....Read More


September's Contest 2014 - Silly Hat Contest

Published: Sep 8, 2014  |   Category: Uncategorized


Silly Hat Contest! Each month we will be having a contest in the studio. This month is the Silly Hat Contest.   Simply wear your silly hat to class in the month of September......Read More


Name that famous musician!

Published: Sep 8, 2014  |   Category: Uncategorized


Each week we are going to be studying a famous musician/band for your musical education.  Come back next week with the answers to these three questions: .....Read More


Learning to tune your guitar by ear

Published: Jul 14, 2014  |   Category: Uncategorized


  Rats!  I still can't figure out in I am in tune or not? Learning to tune your guitar can be a bit of a struggle. You break a few strings from tuning up too high as a beginner. You tune to the wrong pitch. (It's in perfect tune!... to the wrong note). There are several ways.....Read More


Performance Review

Published: Jul 7, 2014  |   Category: Uncategorized


Recall your past performances, or, if you've never performed, what you imagine performing would be like. Think back to (or imagine) the best performance. How did you feel? What were the circumstances and conditions, such as location, audience.....Read More


Practice Your Air Piano!

Published: Jun 26, 2014  |   Category: Uncategorized


First, choose a song you are working on and go crazy, jumping around, making faces, etc. Relax and have fun with it. Play it again, this time playing the parts accurately(move your fingers exactly as you would if you were playing it for real)......Read More


Do a little research...

Published: Jun 25, 2014  |   Category: Uncategorized


Research a guitarist who inspires you. Look in magazines, on the Internet, in books, etc. Learn how this person became successful. Who did they listen to? What did they practice? What motivated him/her to persist? .....Read More


Practice tips

Published: Jun 23, 2014  |   Category: Uncategorized


What are you sitting on when you practice? Is it comfortable? If not, come up with a solution, such as a pillow, raising or lowering height, using something with a back, etc. Find something that will keep your thighs parallel to the ground and .....Read More


How to avoid performance anxiety

Published: Jun 18, 2014  |   Category: Uncategorized


Performance anxiety is a challenging part of being a singer. Next time you perform, look directly at the audience when you introduce a song. Once you are singing, look just above their heads. See if this helps calm your nerves (the audience won't notice that you're not looking a.....Read More


Relax, man...

Published: Jun 17, 2014  |   Category: Uncategorized


Before practicing, do a relaxation exercise. Choose one part to begin with. Inhale while squeezing the part tightly, then exhale while relaxing the part. Do this with your fingers,.....Read More


How to make a set list for your show

Published: Jun 16, 2014  |   Category: Uncategorized


Create various set lists for performing. Create a one-song set list, a 30-minute set list, and a 60-minute set list. Be sure to include time for talking (such as introductions to the songs) and applause. Experiment with different song sequences, noti.....Read More


Buying Your First Guitar

Published: Jun 10, 2014  |   Category: Uncategorized


            Learning to play the guitar can be a very exciting time.  However, you can quickly feel confused and overwhelmed when it comes to buying your first guitar.  Now more than ever, guitar players are barraged with a myriad of choices of guitars for every age, size and pocketbook.  The d.....Read More


Really?

Published: Jun 9, 2014  |   Category: Uncategorized


The word recital for a solo concert became popular in the 19th century, invented by Franz List's London manager. .....Read More


Lesson of the Day - EVERYONE

Published: Jun 7, 2014  |   Category: Uncategorized


Perform in front of a mirror. How do you look? Relaxed? Excited? Uncomfortable?   Make faces and/or change positions,and notice how doing so affects how you feel and how you play. .....Read More


Lesson of the Day - GUITAR

Published: Jun 4, 2014  |   Category: Uncategorized


Without looking at your guitar, name all of the strings and frets where the following notes are found (e.g., F is 6th string- 1st fret, 5th string- 8th fret, etc.); G, B, F, Eb Set your metronome to 60bpm. Star.....Read More


Student Appreciation Day

Published: Apr 8, 2014  |   Category: Uncategorized


  We had a great turnout for our Student Appreciation Night that was held Sunday evening o.....Read More


Welcome to Lincoln School of Music's very own blog!

Published: Feb 18, 2014  |   Category: Uncategorized


  "Oh boy, another blog..."   Well, we hope that you won't feel that way after you get to know us over time. Our desire is to create meaningful relationships and ignite a passion to the Lincoln community through music education and performing arts.  You discovered us just in time. .....Read More