The world would be a very boring place without interesting rhythms that move our bodies, make our souls dance, and unite us all through incredible beats. Let’s go on a rhythmic journey and explore fascinating rhythms from some popular songs.
For many reasons, opera has gotten a pretty bad rap in the last few decades. But opera in the 21st century is not your great-grandma’s opera. Opera today embraces the spirit of traditional opera but adds in technology, jazz, pop music, and even sci-fi to make opera relevant to the third millennium listener. https://www.musical-u.com/learn/open-your-ears-to-modern-electronic-opera/
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Somewhere in the world, there is a child picking up a saxophone for the first time and learning to play. Perhaps instead they simply lead a full and fruitful life,Perhaps they never become famous, but forever love to play music for its sake while their path takes them in a more conventional direction.
One thing we know for certain is that music lessons help propel kids further in many aspects one might not assume are remotely connected to learning to play music. https://www.musical-u.com/learn/6-benefits-of-music-lessons-for-kids/
Learning to play the guitar can be fun as well as challenging. With the right tools and a bit of patience, any song can be mastered. Just follow these 6 simple tips that will help you strum your way to success. https://www.musical-u.com/learn/learning-guitar/
So, are you in a choir or singing group yet? If not, it’s time to get out there and find some people to sing with! It’s a great way to have fun and grow musically, and you have no excuse to be scared of sheet music after reading this great tutorial! With SightReadingMastery https://www.musical-u.com/learn/how-to-start-sight-reading-music-in-choir/
At some point in life, every one of us wants to work on our self-confidence. Without it, it’s too easy to fall into the trap of negativity and self-doubt. Here are 6 tricks that can help you instantly boost your musical confidence and allow you to do things you may not have been able to do before.
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Improvisation is a wonderfully fun musical activity but it can be challenging to learn. Here are twelve effective ways you can develop and improve your own ability to improvise music.
You can download a handy printable version of the 12 ways to become a better improviser by clicking here: https://www.musical-u.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/12-ways-to-be-a-better-improviser.pdf
Now whatever instrument you play, genre you prefer, or level you have reached, let’s dive into the twelve ways you can become a better improviser!
1. Start From the Beginning
2. Nurture an Attitude of Fun
3. Focus on Fundamentals
4. Redefine “Mistake”
5. Hear It Before You Play It
6. Listen Back
7. Play Slower to Improve Faster
8. Play the Long Game
9. Make Improvising a Game
10. Blank Slate Not Required
11. Avoid Isolation (Sometimes)
12. Be Brave
Whatever stage you have reached in learning to improvise, I hope that one or more of these tips helps you to push yourself further and become even better. Remember: keep pushing your comfort zone, and keep it fun!
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When writing songs naturally we come up with things that sound right to us and build from there. If you’ve felt limited by the “rules” or struggling for creative ideas, give the “natural” way a try. You will find it far more rewarding to write from the heart than from the head! https://www.musical-u.com/learn/natural-song-writing-my-evolution/
Transcribing a metal song can be a daunting task when presented with face-melting riffs and blistering solos, but this fear is overcome when you take a deep breath and break it down piece by piece. Check out this method of transcribing to get started! https://www.musical-u.com/learn/deconstructing-technical-metal-riffs-by-ear/