Years ago, aspiring young jazz musicians living with big families on small rural homesteads resorted to practicing their instruments in the woodshed. Thus, in jazz lingo, The Shed became synonymous with the practice room.
A bunch of bass articles on Musical U
Plus there’s Steve Lawson awesome “bass pack” for a very deep dive from the main man for improv on the low end.
How many instruments do you play? Learn more about the many benefits to adding a second instrument to your musical arsenal.
Have you ever heard of Klezmer? The very word oozes funkiness. Where did this mysterious genre of Jewish music—half ecstatic dance, half mournful cry—come from?
We spoke with one of Klezmer’s foremost 21st-century proponents, Paul Green, about the origins and development of the klezmer genre in Eastern Europe and the United States. Learn all about Klezmer in this fascinating interview.
As a musician, you likely spend much of your time practising. In addition to your music practice, there are some great benefits to including physical exercise in your routine as well. Here are 6 ways regular workouts can help you become a better performer.
Is it possible that aiming for perfect is actually holding you back from your true potential as a musician? In this video we’re going to explain the two meanings of the word “perfect” – and why focusing on playing the “right notes” might actually be a mistake. Don’t miss this episode.
We had the honour and the pleasure of sitting down with 7-time Grammy Award winning drummer Paul Wertico. Paul is a man frequently associated with the very word “musicality” and so it was such a delight to get to speak with him and unpack what exactly it means for a drummer to be “musical” and exhibit “musicality”.
Watch this full interview packed with insights and wisdom for drummers and musicians of all stripes.
Would you love to go beyond sheet music and truly play from the heart? We were joined by Sarah Jeffery, host of “Team Recorder”, the top YouTube channel for recorder players.
Sarah creates wonderful tutorial videos and although her target viewer is the adult recorder player, so much of what she teaches is rich in musicality and relevant across any instrument. We talk about the big difference it makes to play music by heart rather than from sheet music, and Sarah gives some wonderful advice for helping you memorize and perform music. If you’d love to feel more free and empowered with your music making, don’t miss this episode!
Your heart starts to race, and your head gets foggy. You feel sweat start to bead in your palms, and you feel like you might vomit. You feel vulnerable, open and exposed. All of these symptoms point to a fear than most people in the musical world have experienced at one point or another: Stage Fright.
Let’s talk more about how to overcome this fear.