We learned a lot about listening from deaf musician.
Dame 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, Dame 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.
Singing is one of the most powerful tools for improving musicality. It’s also one of the most intimidating and challenging musical skills for many to approach.
Read this article and learn how to love your voice and start unlocking the power of singing today!
What is talent? Are you born with it – or does it seem to develop over time?
The amount of controversy over nature vs nurture can be somewhat overwhelming.
Let’s explore this today…
Have you ever recorded your voice, only to find that it didn’t sound like “you”?
Today we explore why recordings sound different and how to get comfortable hearing your own singing voice.
Simply playing whatever, whenever the mood strikes is not a great way to see progress.
Daily intentional practice along with keeping a practice log will greatly accelerate results.
Learn more in this lesson.
How do different guitars affect tone?
Guitar tone is one of the most complex things guitarists will have to deal with.
Click through and learn more about the tones created by guitars.
We were awed when we recently discovered the way-beyond-the-metronome app, PolyNome.
We looked up its creator, drummer Joe Crabtree, and he filled us in on how it all came about and the mind-boggling capabilities of this constantly evolving new tool.
Have you ever wondered how to play a rhythm from score notation, or write down a rhythm you’ve heard?
In this Talking Rhythm series you will learn two easy and effective ways to “talk” out rhythm patterns from notation. In this article we’ll introduce the first one: “count chant”.
When you hear the word “clave”, what do you think of?
The word “clave” is Spanish for “key” – and clave rhythms are the rhythmic “keys” around which all the other rhythmic activity intersects and interacts.
Though clave rhythm originated in Afro-Cuban music and is most clearly heard there, if we dig a little deeper, we see that an astounding amount of contemporary pop music has adopted the clave for its own purpose.
So let’s dive in.
How has this new digital age impacted our world of sound?
If you cross-reference the music from hundred years ago you would get jazz cats wielding their saxophones, trumpets and double basses. Go back 200 years and you submerge yourself into the era of Romanticism in music.
Each period was resonating with artist’s immediate surroundings, causing them to reflect on their experiences with the world. In this article we take a look into what goes into contemporary music production today.
Click through to learn where the scene came from, which techniques are being implemented and what has become part of the arsenal of a modern day music warrior.