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.
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Too many people go through life worried that they can’t sing.
You CAN sing… you just haven’t learned how to yet! 🎤 The Musical U team has put together this list of 11 tips that will help anyone learn to sing in tune.
Check it out.
A well put together backing track is a musician’s best friend.
Singer-songwriter Joanne Cooper takes you through the process of making one with the easy-to-use and versatile program Band-in-a-Box!
Learn how to sound like a pro rocking the stage!
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Have you wished you could improvise, but found the whole thing intimidating, overwhelming, or just a complete mystery?
In this episode, you will learn a mental framework and a simple exercise for improvisation – no prior knowledge or special talent required.
Start improvising today! 🎶
👂🏽We learned a lot about listening from deaf musician.
Evelyn Glennie is the world’s first full time solo percussionist, whose mission in life is to teach the world to listen. Even though she lost almost all her hearing at the age of twelve, Evelyn has given deep and careful thought to the topic of listening.
Enjoy this episode and learn how sound, and music, can transform our lives and the lives of those around us.
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In today’s music, the Dorian mode is a popular and useful seven-note scale.
So let’s add the Dorian mode to your toolbox!
🙀Does the idea of improvising scare you?
Have you given it a try but quickly decided you didn’t have what it takes?
If so, that’s understandable. We’re going to talk about where that fear comes from, how you can overcome it, and how to make it easy to learn to improvise.
Learn to unlock your improv power in this episode.
What does it mean to be a musician?🤔
There’s a lot more to being a musician than just learning to play an instrument.
Dive in to this article and explore the the five core skills of musicianship with Dr. Chad West.
🎸Can you predict the next chord in a progression?
There are some simple, yet powerful secrets that any musician can uncover by simply bringing their ears to the practice room.
Enjoy this free lesson and learn this magical skill.
Let us ask: how do you feel about your singing voice?
Whether you consider yourself “a singer” or not, your answer probably isn’t “my singing voice is amazing and I am 100% comfortable with how it sounds at all times!”
We’re joined by Nikki Loney from Full Voice Music. Nikki is a professional singer and voice teacher. She has some fantastic insights from a breadth of experience teaching.
If you’ve ever felt unsure about your voice – maybe that’s even held you back from trying to learn to sing – or if you are a singer and you’re trying to tap in to “your sound” or “your true voice” – you’ll love this episode.
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