Swing rhythm feels so good, but nailing it on your instrument is another story. Our piano, bass, and guitar pros do the math to reveal the secrets of swing.
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This week, we talk about experiencing music as a feeling – through chords, rhythm, jazz standards, and an alternate approach to learning.
This podcast episode looks at the concept of meter, how it relates to beats and bars, and how to start recognizing it in music.
Musical U interviews Dr. Jeremy Dittus, founder of one of the leading schools in the United States that uses the hands-on Dalcroze method to teach music.
Gain new perspectives on teaching music, the vocal world, the art of recording and listening to your own singing voice, and the way songs are written.
Have you ever recorded your singing, only for it to sound strange to your own ears? In this episode, we explain why this occurs and how to get past it.
Musical U interviews Judy Rodman on her rich career in the vocal world, covering everything from singing professionally to vocal coaching and songwriting.
Learn all about chord progressions, how they’re created, why they matter, and how you can use them to write unforgettable music.
This week on Musical U: fresh perspectives on learning music, a fascinating account of one musician’s rich career, and a lesson on the 12-bar blues.
The 12-bar blues are the foundation that rock & roll was built on. Learn why this chord progression is so memorable, and how you can use it in songwriting!
Music educator Bill Hilton shares valuable insights into what really matters when learning music, and the surprising advantage that adult learners have.
This week on Musical U, we’re giving you the tools to get you started with songwriting, with tips on everything from melody and lyrics to rhythm and hooks.