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New in November, Creativity Through Constraints, Healthy Music Habits, and Keeping Hold of Creativity
Want to make music? Don’t wait! Summon inspiration, build good practice habits, and bring dead music to life so that you can stay in it for the long haul.
My Play By Ear Process and Singing – Chest Voice: Resource Pack PreviewOur Play By Ear series thus far has seen our Resident Pros exploring the different musical dimensions involved in this coveted skill: melody, basslines, chords, chord progressions, and rhythm. For our final installment of the series, it’s time to bring the lessons of...
Rhythm and Transposition: Resource Pack Preview
In our upcoming Resource Pack, our Piano, Bass, and Guitar Pros explore the rhythmic aspect of playing by ear, while our Singing Pro tackles transposition.
4-Chord Progressions and Singing in Octaves: Resource Pack Preview
Learn the ins and outs of chord progressions and the basics of singing in octaves with the help of our upcoming Play By Ear Resource Pack.
Matching Pitch and Chords By Ear: Resource Pack Preview
Learn about the art of hearing chords and playing them by ear, and discover the simple vocal skill that will help you sing comfortably and in-tune.
Breathing with Vocal Exercises and Play Basslines by Ear: Resource Pack PreviewLearning music by ear involves many components. Last month, we focused on the process of learning melodies, and this month we’re learning about basslines. Well, that sounds fine for bass players, but why do guitarists and pianists need to learn basslines?...
Breathing for Singers and Melodies By Ear – Resource Pack Preview
Musical U’s Resident Pros unfold the play-by-ear mystery, starting with melody – the heart of the song. For singers, a new resource pack on breathing.
Timbre: Resource Pack Preview
Timbre – also known as “tone” or “tone color” – has a huge role in shaping your expression. Learn how to take control of timbre on bass, guitar, or piano.
The Blues: Resource Pack Preview
What’s the best way to feel good about feeling bad? The Blues! Musical U’s Resident Pros show the scales, chords, licks to jam the blues on your instrument.
I, IV, V, vi Chord Progressions and Harmonizing: Resource Pack Preview
Want to play thousands of songs by ear? Learn to play these four crucial chords on your instrument. Also add beautiful vocal harmonies with a little theory.
Harmonic Tension and Release: Resource Pack Preview
“Every rose has its thorn.” Tension in music makes release so much sweeter! Learn to master the wondrous palette available to color your musical journeys.