MasterClass Articles


New guitarists can buy a quality instrument without breaking the bank, but finding the right starter guitar requires forethought. Learn how to pick the best guitar for beginners.

Apr 5, 2019

Electric guitar on a black background

You have a great television show idea. You’ve done your research and realized there’s a market out there for what you want to do—and how you want to do it. You’ve asked for advi...

Apr 5, 2019

Retro old orange TV receiver on table front gradient aquamarine wall background.

Whether audiences realize it or not, there are many elements in plays and in movies that help guide a viewer’s attention. Here’s everything you need to know about mise en scène,...

Apr 5, 2019

Spotlights illuminate empty stage

Learning music theory is an important step in any instrumentalist’s career; musical modes are one small, yet integral, part of music theory that enable aspiring musicians to per...

Apr 5, 2019

hand on music sheet

Dig into a bison burger with blue cheese crumbles and pour yourself a hearty glass of malbec. This sometimes overlooked red wine is an Argentinian export that deserves a spot in...

Apr 5, 2019

a glass of malbec wine against a wine barrel

Avocados have become incredibly popular in recent years, and you're more likely than ever to find avocado toast or a grain bowl topped with the green fruit at a local cafe. But ...

Apr 5, 2019

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Learning to make velvety béchamel is a cornerstone of any culinary school education, but don’t let this simple white sauce recipe intimidate you. Once you’ve got it down, it ca...

Apr 5, 2019

ingredients for a bechamel sauce

A steak is a piece of meat, usually beef, sliced perpendicular to the muscle fibers and cut into a convenient portion for grilling or frying. The word steak comes from the Old N...

Apr 1, 2019

medium rare, well done, and rare steak on a grilling fork

Ricotta cheese is spreadable, creamy, and addictive. Its bright flavor pairs well with sweet and savory dishes, and its fluffy texture adds lightness to baked goods. The followi...

Mar 28, 2019

ricotta cheese in a bowl