Few subjects in music have the same ominous portent as the phrase “reading music”.
Sadly, there are many of us who have nothing but bad memories on the subject, like a spectacle-wearing piano teacher forcing us to memorize the mnemonic “every good boy does fine”.
Here’s the deal…if you approach it in the right way, using clever strategies and keeping the process fun, you can be reading music inside of a week.
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🎶🎸🎙What is the pentatonic scale, and why is it so popular?
Learn about the inner mechanics of this scale, discover why its notes sound so consonant and natural together, and explore how you can use it to create beautiful melodies.
The golden age of technology has brought with it new ways of thinking, behaving, functioning, driving, reading, listening to music – you name it.
Everything is just the tap of a finger away. But picking up an instrument still has a greater positive impact than most of us realize.
Here are just a few reasons why…
Did you know that passive ear training through exposure to music can develop aural skills in the same natural way as language?
In this fantastic short video, Victor Wooten explains his philosophy on music as a language, and how organic learning music can be.
Enjoy this inspiring outlook and approach to music.
🎸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.
Would you love to have mastery over the piano?
In this interview Melanie Spanswick, one of the leading voices in piano education, shares her perspective on what beginners should consider when starting piano.
Read on and discover how you can use improvisation and slow practice to develop your musical ear.
W/ The Classical Piano & Music Education Blog – Melanie Spanswick
Singing in different genres can increase your vocal abilities and opportunities, but how do you know which styles best suit your own voice?
It can take some time to figure out what songs will sound and feel really good with your own natural voice.
If you keep in mind the five tips below, your voice will stay healthy while you’re learning and growing in your identity as a singer.
Have a big audition coming up?
Learn how to prepare for that big moment in this article.
Did you know chasing flashy instrument technique can harm your development as a musician?
We spoke with John Hatcher, the founder of Blues Guitar Institute, a website and YouTube channel devoted to teaching acoustic blues guitar with a simple straight-forward approach.
Naturally this episode will be of particular interest to guitarists and blues fans but there are lots of interesting ideas here for any musician.
Discover the power of learning your instrument in a balanced way.
w/ Blues Guitar Institute
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: