What’s in a song?
Orian and Obadiah from musical duo O&O show you how to put a song together, whether your strengths lie in lyrical wizardry, beatmaking, or melody-writing!
🎶How many times when making music did you feel like you lacked that sparkle to either start or finish a song?
The good news is that you aren’t the only one!
All artists experience creative blocks from time to time and each have different means of tackling it.
Read on to learn all about inspiration and how to help develop a better flow of ideas.
Wish you could write down the music you hear?
Solfa is a powerful framework for easily translating the sounds you hear into notes on the page.
Here is a small set of practice exercises to help you practice applying your new solfa skills to the task of transcribing music.
🎹Do you feel comfortable hearing basic triads?
Once you have spent some time on chords ear training you should be able recognise major, minor, augmented and diminished triads by ear.
A useful next step is to work on recognising the different inversions of each chord.
One of the most important skills you can learn with ear training is how to find the tonic of a given song or composition.
Finding the tonic in sheet music is a fairly straightforward process; you have all the notes written out for you, and a key signature to help you out even further.
But what if you don’t have sheet music?
What about finding the tonic by ear?
How much do you know about rock music? – the type of music that teens in the 1950s loved and their parents hated.
Rock is rooted in the blues, gospel, country, and an older form of rock music called rock-n-roll, this genre took the world by storm and became the music of a generation determined to turn culture upside-down.
Dive into the history of rock and improve your musicality by learning to identify it’s characteristic sounds.
“Perfect pitch” is a common buzzword in the music world. It’s something that many singers and musicians strive for throughout their development and careers.
Though it’s not a necessary skill to be a great musical artist, it’s one that is coveted. But what exactly is perfect pitch?
And is it something you can learn, or is it something you’re either born with or you’re not?
With the seemingly endless fountain of resources available for the self-taught musician, it can be hard to weed out exactly how to approach your learning journey.
In this episode, we discuss the idea of the musical roadmap and how we use them here at Musical U.
Do you love exploring different worlds in music history?
Let’s travel to the magnificent Baroque Era!
😔Have you ever had negative thoughts about yourself and your musical growth while practicing or performing?
Lisa McCormick discusses the concept of the “self” in music, and the need for a holistic approach to practicing that encourages constant dialogue between mind, body, and music.
Enjoy this episode and learn the importance of nurturing a positive and constructive mindset.
w/ Lisa McCormick Music