“So if you’re a bass player, you understand some of the challenges that we have when we improvising. It’s almost like if we can look at the way a bass player improvises, or some of the restrictions – or not restrictions, but some things that a bass player has to deal with, it can actually help all of us to learn a little bit more. A lot of times when it’s time for us bass players to step up and move away from our background responsibilities, as I call them, and step into the spotlight a bit, what happens is that guitar players or piano players will just sort of stop. Right? And, you know, okay, it’s gonna happen. But so there’s nobody accompanying us, so we have to have a really strong concept of what we’re doing. And dovetailing on that, because we’re not a sax player or trumpet player who is allowed to maybe take a lot more choruses, how many times through the form that you would take your solo on. In many jazz contexts, they may take 15, you know, choruses or something on a blues. The bass player may get five or six, right? So we have to have a really strong concept. We have to really know what we’re doing harmonically. And we have to just be hitting it right out of the gate. So I think those things can be helpful, coming from a bass player’s perspective, some elements about improvisation that can be helpful for anybody. Because the stronger concept you have, the stronger harmonic sensibility, is going to help you either way.” — Lorin Cohen, Jazz Bassist and Educator → Watch the full episode: https://musicalitynow.com/283

from Musical U
http://www.facebook.com/pages/p/412254762289166

Help Us Choose A Book Cover! (Inside The Book)

We need your help! We’re down to four finalist designs for the cover of the new musicality book, and need YOUR help to pick the best one!

Go to musicalitybook.com/vote to vote now!

Watch the episode:

Enjoying the show? Please consider rating and reviewing it!

Links and Resources

Enjoying Musicality Now? Please support the show by rating and reviewing it!

Rate and Review!

We need your help to choose the best cover design for the new Musicality book! Here’s how you can vote and give your input.
https://www.musical-u.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/06/TMP293-2.jpg

Transcript

The post Help Us Choose A Book Cover! (Inside The Book) appeared first on Musical U.

from Musical U
http://www.facebook.com/pages/p/412254762289166

Accelerating Musicality (Meet The Team, with Almut Spaeth)

In this interview you’ll meet Almut Spaeth from the Musical U Team, and find out a bit about her own musical journey, through Musical U and Next Level, into becoming a member of the MU team herself!

Watch the episode:

Enjoying the show? Please consider rating and reviewing it!

Links and Resources

Enjoying Musicality Now? Please support the show by rating and reviewing it!

Rate and Review!

Almut has had a fascinating and accelerating journey as a musician, into greater confidence and greater musicality. Hear her story and tips.
https://www.musical-u.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/06/TMP292.jpg

Transcript

The post Accelerating Musicality (Meet The Team, with Almut Spaeth) appeared first on Musical U.

from Musical U
http://www.facebook.com/pages/p/412254762289166

“Music, to me, has two states of being: there’s unexpressed music, and there’s expressed music. So, unexpressed music might just be, like, the desire to play, or you have musical ideas inside you, or maybe there’s a melody in your head that might be unexpressed music. And then expressed music is music that’s out there. Other people can hear it. Either you’re performing it live or it’s recorded, or it’s some kind of music that other people can experience. It’s out there. To me, musicality is the ability to allow music to come from unexpressed to expressed. It’s the connection between those two states of music and being able to access that connection. So, musicality is allowing this unexpressed music to flow out and become expressed.” — Zac Bailey Head of Member Success, Musical U Watch the full episode: https://musicalitynow.com/256

from Musical U
http://www.facebook.com/pages/p/412254762289166

Small Steps To BIG Performances (Coaches Corner, Episode 8)

Join Christopher and the Next Level coaching team to discover the latest tips, tricks and techniques you can use to advance in your own musical life.

In this episode…
 

  • Andy shares an inspiring example about a client finding ways to “lower the bar” so she could step-by-step her way up to a big performance that was otherwise intimidating.
  • Camilo explains how taking a more ear-based approach to learning new pieces fast makes for a more resilient performance.
  • Andrew shares how he used ideas from recent Body-Based Voice Guest Expert Jeremy Mossman to help a client tap into his body’s inherent wisdom.
  • Zac unpacks ALL the surprising benefits of focusing on rhythm. From musical memory to singing to confidence – and even to physical health.

All that and more, in this episode of Coaches Corner!

Tip: find just ONE idea from everything that’s shared, and take it to your next music practice session or apply it in YOUR musical life.

Watch the episode:

Enjoying the show? Please consider rating and reviewing it!

Links and Resources

Enjoying Musicality Now? Please support the show by rating and reviewing it!

Rate and Review!

How can you gear up to a big performance without being overwhelmed or intimidated? Find out the answer, plus more tips, in this episode!
https://www.musical-u.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/06/TMP291.jpg

Transcript

The post Small Steps To BIG Performances (Coaches Corner, Episode 8) appeared first on Musical U.