Get acquainted with polyrhythms, their uses in music, how to count them out, and why you should incorporate them into your repertoire.
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:
Musical U interviews singer-songwriter Kendra McKinley on her love of music and how she translated it into a successful career as a recording artist.
Audiation, or the skill of imagining music in your head, is an ability you already have! Discover the benefits it can have on your memory and performance.
Musical U interviews The Curious Piano Teachers’ Sharon Mark-Teggart on the immense value of curiosity in both learning and teaching music.
Learn how to choose an online music course that will complement your musical goals and provide you with the support you need.
We talk to Piano Cub’s David Asher Brown about how to maintain a strong commitment to your musical practice – especially in self-directed learning!
We look at three more common uses for the word “tone” in our second part of this series about the multipurpose music term.
Learn how you can develop your voice and improve your singing with Jeremy Fisher of acclaimed vocal education website Vocal Process.
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 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.
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