Get acquainted with the Lydian mode and the Lydian Chromatic Concept – and learn why the Lydian scale, rather than the major, is the true “base” scale.
We cover topics like: playing by ear, improvising, writing music, singing in tune, performing and jamming, and much more.
Each week we publish:
- An interview with an inspiring and insightful musician or music educator, and
- A short “teaching” episode on a particular topic to help you improve
Browse episodes below, or subscribe in your favourite podcast player:
We interview our own Andrew Bishko on his varied and fascinating career – which spans decades spent exploring, performing, creating, and teaching music.
We discuss the art of playing by ear, improving through making mistakes, and the tools you can use to accelerate your learning.
We talk to Practice Habits’ Chris Owenby about effective and enjoyable practice, and his tailored and student-oriented approach to teaching music.
In this podcast episode, we discuss the slew of benefits that playing music has on your health, social network, self-esteem, and general happiness.
Musical U interviews Jimmy Rotheram on improving academics through music education – and how he implemented his ideas at a poorly-performing school.
What is the meaning of the word “tone” in music? Turns out, there’s many! Get acquainted with three of its possible uses.
Musical U interviews saxophonist and music educator Donna Schwartz on the unique philosophy she brings to her teaching style.
Have you wondered what makes each scale different? Discover the “flavor” and feeling that each type of scale can produce.
Our interview with Forrest Kinney explores creativity in music, and the four ways through which you can express your musical ideas.
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.
Seasoned singer, arranger, and choir director Ben Parry talks ear training, approaching singing, and the unique requirements of a capella.
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