It can be easy to get frustrated and lose sight of your g…

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It can be easy to get frustrated and lose sight of your goal when learning music.

Instead of getting discouraged, consider following a few rules to get the most out of your practicing.

Here’s a list of 5 rules which the Musical U team has compiled to help you study music effectively:

https://www.musical-u.com/learn/5-rules-studying-music-effectively/

🎼Has anyone every told you to, “keep it simple”? In thi…

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🎼Has anyone every told you to, “keep it simple”?

In this roundtable-discussion episode, the members of the Musical U team discuss the idea of “keeping it simple”, with anecdotes from their musical lives.

Dive in and learn the benefits of the “keep it simple” mindset.

https://www.musical-u.com/learn/about-keeping-it-simple/

Possibly the most important question every artist has to …

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Possibly the most important question every artist has to answer is what goes into making your own signature sound.

A recognizable sound is what people remember you for and this is what is going to make you stand out from the crowd.

Let’s listen to some good music and break down the aspects of branding your sound.

https://www.musical-u.com/learn/define-signature-sound/

🎶Want to take your rhythm to the next level? Complex rhyt…

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🎶Want to take your rhythm to the next level? Complex rhythms are one of the most initially intimidating elements we come across when learning music.

There are several ways to simplify complex rhythms, and one of the most versatile ones is to reduce them into groups of 2’s and 3’s. Read on to learn more.

https://www.musical-u.com/learn/counting-music-2s-3s/

Playing 88 keys with 2 hands and 10 fingers can make the …

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Playing 88 keys with 2 hands and 10 fingers can make the options on a piano overwhelming. This is why the piano is one of the most powerful and most intimidating instruments for learning to improvise.

Fortunately there are some simple steps you can take to gradually become an expert piano improviser. Read on and start jamming today!

https://www.musical-u.com/learn/how-to-improvise-on-piano/

🎸Flamenco guitar is a beautiful and mesmerizing style. Fl…

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🎸Flamenco guitar is a beautiful and mesmerizing style. Flamenco phenom Juanito Pascual brings together global audiences through his mesmerizing virtuosity, original composition style, and passion for collaboration.

An acclaimed recording artist (featured on film scores as well as his own creations), educator, and performer, Juanito weaves jazz and rock with flamenco in a seamless, organic blend.

Learn more about flamenco in this interview.

https://www.musical-u.com/learn/falling-in-love-with-flamenco-with-juanito-pascual/

🤷‍♀️Have you ever felt confused by musical modes? In th…

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🤷‍♀️Have you ever felt confused by musical modes?

In this episode, we discuss how you can understand these fascinating scales through active listening.

Jump in and learn a simple yet eye-opening exercise.

https://www.musical-u.com/learn/about-the-moods-of-modes/

Imagine living in the modern world and being illiterate. …

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Imagine living in the modern world and being illiterate. Think of all the great information that you would miss!

Yet, that is how many approach the timeless art of sightreading. For a useful work-around to speed up your progress, the Musical U team has put together these tips.

https://www.musical-u.com/learn/sight-reading-music-why-to-do-it-and-how-to-improve/

Though the diversity of music coming from Mexico is astou…

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Though the diversity of music coming from Mexico is astounding, a unifying concept is the interactions present between band members – a synergy that gives the already vibrant music an even bigger punch.

Recently, Musical U had the chance to talk to the band’s lead guitarist Isaac about their recent record, the music scene they hail from (and what makes it special), and of course, the driving force behind the group’s striking musical chemistry.

https://www.musical-u.com/learn/musical-chemistry-with-cnvs/

When was the last time you listened to a piece of music w…

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When was the last time you listened to a piece of music with your eyes closed?

Ruth Power from Piano Picnic walks us through the process of active listening… and the power that it can have on your musicality!

https://www.musical-u.com/learn/getting-your-ear-into-gear/