While we’re all trained to believe that it’s pure talent that makes the best musicians, we often fail to remember that our favorite musicians are not perfect and still make mistakes that require hours of practice to master.
There’s nothing like the thrill of live music! Why is this such an important component of musicality?
Find out with the Musical U team.
Want to hack your music practice and boost your results?
In this episode we share a golden nugget from Marc Gelfo’s masterclass about accelerating your music learning.
Enjoy these practical tips.
A lot of discussion can be had over whether the guitar should be tuned by ear or with the help of an electronic device.
As we’re about to see, tuning by ear has multiple benefits over the “easier” path of using a tuner.
What does it take to be successful with music?
We had the pleasure of speaking with Sabrina Peña Young, an award-winning composer who created the first ever original fully-animated opera, Libertaria.
Sabrina is certainly someone who people would be quick to call “talented” or “gifted”, yet we knew from working with her that she had as little belief in the importance of natural talent as we do – so we were utterly curious to know:
if it’s not talent, how does she do it all?
Find out in this inspiring episode.
W/ Sabrina Peña Young
These days everyone is an expert.
Just slap something up on the internet, and if it looks good, everyone will trust that you know what you’re talking about. Right?
Well, if that’s the case, how do you know that the “expert” advice on your songwriting and songwriting career is really going to help?
The answer is to find someone who’s been around, and who moves with the times. Someone like Cliff Goldmacher:
w/ Cliff Goldmacher
If you’re a songwriter, you know how important it is to make your songs stand out.
Seem more exciting and feel emotionally charged.
Learn about this little musical trick… and why there may be better ways to go!
👂🏽🎼Would you love to get tips to improve from a professional vocal coach?
We had the pleasure of speaking with Kevin Richards of RPM Vocal Studio, a renowned vocal coach who’s worked as a musician, producer, songwriter and arranger for over 30 years, and coached Gold and Platinum award-winning artists including Bette Midler and Sir Rod Stewart.
As you’ll be hearing in this interview Kevin has a particular angle on his vocal coaching that sets him apart from most of the technique-focused singing teachers and vocal coaches out there.
Whether you’re already performing, or you aren’t sure if you’re ready to take the stage, this episode is going to blow your mind – and in a very good way.
W/ Rock the Stage NYC
Few subjects in music have the same ominous portent as the phrase “reading music”.
Sadly, there are many of us who have nothing but bad memories on the subject, like a spectacle-wearing piano teacher forcing us to memorize the mnemonic “every good boy does fine”.
Here’s the deal…if you approach it in the right way, using clever strategies and keeping the process fun, you can be reading music inside of a week.
Ready to start?
Let’s do this!
🎶🎸🎙What is the pentatonic scale, and why is it so popular?
Learn about the inner mechanics of this scale, discover why its notes sound so consonant and natural together, and explore how you can use it to create beautiful melodies.