Arranging is not a complicated and advanced process reserved for the pros – learn how to create your own unique arrangements for songs you love!
Different genres (styles) of music use distinctive techniques to create their recognisable sound. What makes rock different from pop? Ska different from reggae? Renaissance different from Romantic? Train your ears to recognise the characteristic sounds of genres so that you can identify them and even write, improvise and play music in these styles yourself.
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When it comes to romantic music, jazz is king. Check out some top songsters’ heartstoppingly beautiful renditions of timeless jazz classics!
Musical U interviews Diane Mozzone on her incredible decades-long music career, what she’s learned along the way, and how she continues to evolve musically.
Feeling Christmas-y but looking to freshen up the old playlist? Try these beautifully, festive, wintery tunes that shine with the holiday vibe.
A song doesn’t have to mention the holiday clichés to put you in a festive mood. Check out these 15 non-Christmas Christmas-y tunes!
The blues are full of soul and sorrow, but that doesn’t stop people from loving them. Learn more about this genre’s cultural roots and its evolution.
With its unique instrumentation and high energy, ska has thrived for decades and reached audiences all over the world. Learn more about this upbeat style!
With tweaks in instrumentals and arrangements, Mexican indie band Canvas breathes new life into Latin pop star Juan Gabriel’s iconic “Yo No Nací Para Amar”.
Modern music post-1945 saw composers using instruments in new and unexpected ways, reimagining the concepts of melody, timbre, and rhythm along the way.
Cover master Pieter Schrevens uses looping to turn himself into a one-man band, creating a rich, dreamlike cover of Tame Impala’s “Let It Happen”.
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!