Get acquainted with classical music improv, interactive improvisation, using harmony to improvise, and the right way of learning to improvise.
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Musical U’s first week of Improv Month gets you acquainted with improvising three ways: by soloing, with rhythm, and with (!) silence.
Get a crash course in learning to improvise, read about two fascinating musical journeys, and celebrate the arrival of improv month at Musical U!
Coming up in March we’re dedicating the whole month to improvisation, bringing you the best resources and experts to help you learn improv!
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.
This week, we talk about experiencing music as a feeling – through chords, rhythm, jazz standards, and an alternate approach to learning.
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.
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.
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.
How do your favorite improvisers create classic, memorable melodies on the spot? Knowledge and use of chord tones will take your soloing to the next level.
MU’s Resident Pros demystify syncopation. Perplexing yet exciting, find out what syncopation is, why it’s important, and how to do it on your instrument.
This week at Musical U, we interview two people who breathe new life into music education, look at a fantastic rhythm app, and discuss diminished chords.