What is an augmented chord, and how can you pick it out from a crowd? Musical U teaches you how you can listen for and differentiate these special chords.
Sabrina Peña Young
Posts by Sabrina Peña Young
Move past major and minor with an introduction to diminished triads! Learn how they are built, and how you can use your ears to pick them out of a crowd.
With their versatility, dedication, and near-frightening perfectionism, pianists are a rare species. Learn what sets them apart from the rest!
Oddly enough, constraints often breed creativity! Learn how the imposed limits of songwriting challenges can lead to an unexpected musical masterpiece.
Stuck in a songwriting rut? Try our mini songwriting challenges to find inspiration for your next masterpiece in food, film, and your favourite superhero!
Dive into the world of absurd, unbearably corny, and just-plain-bad lyrics, and learn how songs become smash hits in spite of (or because of) them!
Clapping in time? Easy right? Well, if it’s not easy for you – you’re not alone! The good news is that clapping in time is learnable, valuable, and fun!
Feast your ears on Latin Pop, the vibrant intersection at which traditional Latin music and contemporary pop and dance meet.
From samba to salsa, Latin music is unbelievably energetic and diverse. Learn about the rhythm and instrumentals that give this music its distinct groove!
Electronic dance music has found its home on the dancefloors and in the hearts of clubgoers worldwide; explore the history and hallmarks of this rich genre.
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.
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.