On first listen, Klezmer sounds oddly familiar. Learning the musical elements of this passionate, funky Jewish genre opens up new expressive possibilities.
A series of notes one after the other creates a melody. Melodies are what we think of as the “tune” but the same skills also apply to basslines, solos and accompaniment parts.
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Five notes to seven: two notes expand our solfa skills to embrace so much music! Grow your skills with these fun exercises, and expand them into real music.
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.
It’s easy to feel stuck or intimidated when writing a new song. Try using this fun song-writing game to loosen up your creativity!
The 400-year-old Baroque—with its stark contrasts, passionate melodies, and motoric rhythms—has never been more popular than it is today. Find out why.
All song writers experience writer’s block at some stage. Learn about the powerful technique of using “reference tracks” to break through your blocks.
Learning to hear the nuances of tension and release in the interaction of scales and chords will do wonders for our abilities to play by ear and improvise.
Looking for your own sound? Listen to these five rock improvisation giants and practice what you hear. You will absorb their greatness and make it your own.
Playing melodies by ear can be easy with the right framework. Learn a 6-step process to learn the powerful solfa approach to relative pitch.
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.
If you want to write songs that are powerful and memorable, you must be able to write a good melody. Learn four commonly-used techniques that will help you.
Melody and the bassline are similar in some ways and sometimes easy to confuse. Fortunately there are some differences too. Learn 4 ways to tell them apart.