Learning to identify major and minor keys is an essential skill for musicians.
Once you know the key of a song you’re free to play it by ear or improvise over it. Keys come in two “flavors”, major and minor and so it’s valuable to learn to identify major and minor keys by ear.
There’s no other musical genre quite like the blues.
Steeped in lyrical emotion and sultry melodies, it’s easy to understand why blues music has had such a deep and lasting impact on music.
Dive in to explore what makes the blues!
Having trouble identifying genres by ear?
The rhythms used in music can give a lot of clues about what genre it is.
Read this article and learn how to use rhythm to open the ears to different styles. https://www.musical-u.com/learn/rhythm-tips-for-identifying-music-genres-by-ear/
What is the best method of ear training?
This a common question among musicians.
It’s understandable. All of us who study music want to learn as efficiently as possible, maximise our ear training results and become better musicians—a.s.a.p.!
In this free article we answer this burning question.
Ready to begin learning to sing?
While you may feel some fear going into your first lesson, understand that you are not alone!
Hear more from one singing student:
Have you been looking for a magical tool to transfer the music you hear to the music you play on your instrument?
Solfa (aka solfège, or solfeggio) can be that secret weapon that helps you hear exactly what note is being played.
If solfa is new to you, check out these beginner solfa exercises.
🎸🎷Want to unlock a deeper understanding and connection with your instrument? 🎹
In this episode, we discuss the value of using your voice as a training tool to hone your instrumental skills – and how your voice is closely tied to rhythm, phrasing, and storytelling in music.
Click through and unlock the power of your voice.
Where’s the tonic?
Extend your musical listening abilities to the minor key, and put this into practice with Musical U!
Has it ever seemed magical when someone is able to sit down and just play the chords to a song, even without sheet music or a lead sheet?
With a little chord ear training, you can do it too!
Let’s explore recognising individual chords and then move on to recognising sequences of chords, known as chord progressions.
Discover how you can learn to play chords by ear!
Ever been in awe of a musician that can play in any style?🤯
Musical U had the pleasure of speaking with Steve Nixon of FreeJazzLessons.com to discuss the art of playing in multiple genres.
Learn about the the skills and knowledge that will help you shine in jazz, rock, pop, classical, and country music alike.