This episode discusses the practice of sight reading, why it’s useful, and how to learn it in a way that is musical, rather than mechanical.
As musicians and music lovers we all have some instinctive understanding of what “musicality” is, and perhaps we can even spot it when we see (or hear) it. Do we truly understand the full range of skills and experience bundled up in that simple word though?
Musicality is a set of “inner skills” which let you freely and confidently express yourself in music. This is a very useful catch-all for “being musical”. It encompasses many of the skills we teach here at Musical U.
Learn more about the many skills which go together to make you musical in “What is Musicality?”.
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Learn the benefits that sight reading will bring to your musicality, and start learning this skill with a few basic exercises.
Midnight Music founder Katie Wardrobe talks about how you can enrich your musical learning with the myriad of educational technology available today.
Professional musician and innovative music educator Ged Brockie shares his advice for resisting shortcuts and learning an instrument – the right way.
Revisiting an instrument is like getting reacquainted with an old friend – with some hurdles. Learn how aural skills can make this reunion go smoothly!
Stuck in a songwriting rut? Try our mini songwriting challenges to find inspiration for your next masterpiece in food, film, and your favourite superhero!
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!
In the second part of our interview with Gregg Goodhart, he reveals the secret to effective music practice and the science behind learning by repetition.
While practicing alone has its own rewards, there’s nothing like the experience of sharing your music in person with another living, breathing human being.
Originally a tool to help students with music theory, Bob Habersat and Paul Levy have built The Shed into a fantastic resource for all music learners.
We all know the huge impact music can have. But did you know about the specific ways music therapists are trained to use music for good?