Today's Snack: Since we're learning about quick and cheap ways to
get sheet music, try a SHEET of fruit leather with a nice glass of ice water.
adult credit card and supervision if you decide to join
It's really fun to teach yourself how to play a musical
instrument. A lot of kids have learned how to play the piano and the guitar
with very little paid instruction.
Of course, you'll get a better start if you pay a professional to
instruct you in the basics. If money is tight, one thing to think about is to
arrange a group lesson with a piano or guitar instructor for three or four
friends. You can split the cost of the lessons over the course of six weeks or
so. Kids can use an inexpensive keyboard at home to practice.
But when the instruction is over, and you want to keep going, a
great resource to keep in mind is this online sheet music vendor:
Making music is just a ton more fun
when you get to select the songs you're going to play. But it's a hassle to
drive all the way to a music store, and then even if they do have the song
you're looking for, it might be in a big book of songs. You have to buy the
whole book just to get that one song. Bleccchhh!
With this online service, you can
download your particular song and print it out - instantly available! Most of
the music come in various levels of difficulty and different keys and chord
There also is a wealth of
instruction available through this site. For example, for you budding guitar
It's really fun to use the latest
technology to learn to play some of the oldest technology invented by man -