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.
Genres come and go, pushed into oblivion by new trends in music.
Yet few styles have stood the test of time as well as ska music. Read on to learn about the three waves of ska music, the instrumentation and rhythms that make it unique, how it compares to reggae, and of course, the identity of this mysterious “Rudy” character mentioned in an overwhelming number of ska songs.
There’s no denying that it takes a lot of personal motivation and dedication to succeed in meeting one’s musical goals.
Let’s discuss some tips for finding an amazing music mentor.
Musicians often complain they don’t have enough time to practise.
In many cases, the biggest obstacles you might hear them mention are time constraints. This is especially true for new and budding musicians. They might have a certain idea of what they think learning music should be like and get discouraged before they even begin.
The good news is that these obstacles are mostly mental.
Check out these hints to get the most out your hard work and dedication.
Ever wanted to bang your head against the keys or throw your drumsticks across the room?
We’ve all been there.
Whether you’re just starting out or a seasoned pro, there are a number of obstacles and destructive beliefs that all musicians need to overcome at one time or another in their musical journey.
Here are four common roadblocks, and how to deftly swerve around them. https://www.musical-u.com/learn/4-common-musical-hurdles-and-how-to-overcome-them/
W/Sheet Music Scanner – Reading Sheet Music For You
When was the last time you listened to a piece of music with your eyes closed?
Ruth Power walks us through the process of active listening… and the power that it can have on your musicality!
As with any other art form, in music we are constantly refining and inventing new means of expression.
We break or simply neglect rules, we let our emotions do the talking, and we search for the next hot thing that once again reminds us of the beauty of discovering a new sound that rattles the walls.
So what are some of the latest trends in songwriting these days?
Collaboration among musicians is nothing new to the business.
The Beatles, for one, were formed as a result of several individuals deciding to work together as a group, all the way back in the late 1950s. With the change in technology, can you make it work for you for song collaboration?
Learning to create music on my computer is one of the most creatively fulfilling experiences.
If you have a computer, you only need a few other pieces to get started. This article will cover exactly what you need (as well as what you don’t need).
Musical U takes a comprehensive look at what it means to improvise, from all angles.
Through podcast episodes, interviews, tutorials, and even some new improvisation modules and a roadmap, we’ve examined the ways you can approach improv, how to use specific musical elements to get started in improv, how to improvise with others, and how to put yourself in the right mindset for spontaneous playing.
Read on for 15 experts’ diverse takes on their favourite bits of improv, why it’s stayed with them, and what impact it’s had on their career and the way they think about music.