Globalsound News

Twelve of the Most Iconic Basslines Ever Written

In our opinion, the bass is a criminally underrated instrument. Basslines are crucial to creating a rhythmically driving composition with great harmonic structure. Yet bassists are often overlooked in favor of flashy frontmen or lead guitarists.  In honor of how awesome the bass is, we’ve rounded up a list of twelve of the best basslines […]

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GlobalStar Student: Peter Wogoman

Peter has been taking lessons at Globalsound Studio close to 10 years – almost as long as we’ve been a studio! In those ten years, Peter has studied piano, guitar, and voice, gaining significant skills in each instrument. Peter is also the frontman of Advanced Band Next One Up. In his three years participating in […]

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5 Reasons to Continue Music Lessons During Summer Break

School is finally out for the summer! It’s that blissful time of year when kids say goodbye to structured routines and spend their days playing outside in the sun. At least….it used to be that way. Summer schedules have grown more hectic than ever these days. There’s vacations, camps, family events and reunions, travel….summer can […]

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Vocal Groups – A Guide to Boy Bands, Girl Bands, A Capella and More

Since the dawn of time, human beings have sung together in groups. From medieval Gregorian chants to African-American spirituals, barbershop quartets to boy-or-girl pop outfits, vocal groups have continually evolved and remain powerhouses of the music industry (a “vocal group” is generally meant as multiple singers that harmonize and often dance with a backup band).  […]

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The Benefits of Playing in a Band

Private lessons teach you a lot about an instrument. You’ll learn basic techniques, build a repertoire of songs – maybe even have a few recitals. Given all that private lessons teach you, why bother playing with other musicians?  Short answer: because it’s AWESOME! Long answer: Because nothing teaches you more about being a musician than […]

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Irish Musicians Our Globalsound Students Love

  The Emerald Isle has no shortage of great musicians and music traditions. With St Patrick’s Day just around the corner, we’re celebrating by compiling a list of tunes by Irish musicians that our students frequently request to learn. Read below to see what songs you can ‘Erin go Rock’ to on March 17th! U2 […]

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How Our Showcases Help Students Grow Musically and Beyond

“I NEVER had this opportunity when I was taking lessons!” We’ve heard Globalsound Studio teachers express this sentiment over and over regarding our student showcases. Three times a year, our students have the opportunity to get up on stage and show their friends and family the musical skills they’ve acquired during their weekly lessons. Our […]

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Love Songs For a Rocking Valentine’s Day

Love: the inspiration for countless songs spanning generations and genres. Love songs and Valentine’s Day go hand in hand – but what if, instead of a slow ballad, you’re in the mood for something that shreds? In honor of Valentine’s Day, we’ve decided to round up the most rocking selection of songs that you may […]

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Practice: How to Motivate Your Child to Practice Effectively and More Often

Practice: the dreaded “P” word. No matter how much your child may love playing their instrument, establishing an effective, consistent practice routine can be a quite the challenge.  We’ve checked in with our teachers to see what strategies work the best with their students to form effective, tantrum-free practice habits.   Keep Your Instrument Visible […]

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Christmas Songs Outside the (Gift) Box

Christmas carols are perhaps the most beloved and memorable melodies ever composed. But let’s be honest – hearing the same traditional carols played everywhere for a month straight gets a little repetitive. Plus, if you’re a musician (or a music teacher) there isn’t much challenge in performing the same thing year after year.  Want to […]

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More Gift Ideas from Our Globalsound Store

Last week we brought you gift ideas for the musician in your life selected by our very own Globalsound instructors. This week, we’re taking a look at what’s available right here in our Globalsound store! Holiday shopping means more errands to run. Save an extra trip this season and browse our selection of gear and […]

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