Born the streets of New Orleans, jazz grew through dance, entertainment and pop to become high art, touching nearly every popular music style on the planet.
Sabrina Peña Young
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While not currently a chart-topping genre in it’s own right, blues saturate the roots of rock, pop, hip-hop, R & B and nearly every popular music worldwide.
What makes pop pop? While drawing from several other genres, like rock, hip-hop, country, and R & B, pop music has its own musical and cultural qualities.
Spanning a half-century of musical mayhem, rock genres range from Surf to Heavy Metal to Punk, Grunge and beyond. Find out what makes rock, well, rock.
Musical success is no mystery! Take these five simple steps and you’ll be miles ahead on your journey to becoming the musician you always dreamed of being.
Reach out and scare someone with your own creepy Halloween tracks. This composer shares her darkest musical secrets for guaranteed blood-curdling results!
Time to creep out with some scary Halloween jams? Why not write your own? With these seven tips—inspired by the masters—your listeners will scream for more!
Ready to upgrade your transcription skills? Expand your musical range, exercise with YouTube transcriptions, and choose the best songs to fit your goals.
Transcription can be intimidating, especially for longer pieces of music. Recognizing musical patterns, and technology make the job much faster and easier.
Many new transcribers go for the melody first, but when you start with drums, key, and rhythm section, your lead melody transcription is a whole lot easier.
Transcription takes time. Follow these tips for transcribing bass and chords to speed up the process and amaze yourself with your transcribing abilities.
Knowing the key can save you a lot of head-scratching when transcribing music. Here are some tricks to quickly find the key of a song by ear.