What is a polyrhythm?
In this guide we’ll introduce you to the concept of polyrhythms, provide you with examples of this rhythmic complexity, and share some techniques for counting and feeling polyrhythms.
Artists are the embodiment of everything that is wrong with this world – and we mean that good kind of “wrong”!
Peculiar lifestyle, appearance, mind, creative process and of course the language.
As a person who made the decision to dedicate one’s life to art you have to represent your artistic vision to its fullest.
An essential part of this is knowing the slang, or “jargon”, that is used in the scene or niche you belong to.
Ready to start ear training?
Here are 5 tips to make sure you’re ready for your first ear training course!
Interval ear training exercises are a great way to improve your sense of relative pitch and get a better instinctive understanding of music.
And Musical U has a full series of exercises to help you!
You might think that telling bass from melody should be an easy task.
But from the Baroque era to the music of today, the bass line has always been a powerful attractive force in music, pulling our attention away from the melody line and sometimes causing us to lose track of which is which…
So what can you listen for when you’re not sure what’s melody and what’s bass? Here are four ways you can tell these two apart.
Scales can be a real sore spot for musicians but they don’t have to be.
There are a variety of ways you can make scales more interesting to practice. This can let you get the benefit of scales practice – without the boredom!
Genres come and go, pushed into oblivion by new trends in music. Yet few styles have stood the test of time as well as ska music.
Read on to learn about the three waves of ska music, the instrumentation and rhythms that make it unique, how it compares to reggae, and of course, the identity of this mysterious “Rudy” character mentioned in an overwhelming number of ska songs.
There are almost as many approaches to learning music as there are musicians!
Let’s dive into the Kodály method, which combines several powerful techniques for developing the core skills of musicianship.
The Big “Why” drives our musical journey forwards – it’s our big-picture vision, our musical dream.
But what about the Little “Why”? In this episode, we talk about the questions that you should frequently ask yourself about your musical trajectory to ensure you’re on the right track.
Learn how to keep progressing on your musical quest.
Too many people go through life worried that they can’t sing.
You CAN sing… you just haven’t learned how to yet! 🎤
The Musical U team has put together this list of 11 tips that will help anyone learn to sing in tune.