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Discover the most powerful tools, strategies and insights with Musical U director Christopher Sutton and more than 100 of the world’s leading experts on developing your musicality.

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Musicality Unleashed

Musicality Unleashed

In this series of nine short episodes we reveal the components and techniques of the most effective musicality training available.

Improv Month

Improv Month

Featuring interviews with improvisation pros and a series of tutorials teaching you to play freely and spontaneously, if you have any interest in learning to improvise you won’t want to this special nine-episode series.

Beatles Month

Beatles Month

In this series of eight episodes we examine the musicality of Fab Four themselves, asking the kinds of questions we’re so interested in here at Musical U – like what makes a song tick, how to understand what you hear in music, and what are the concrete, practical skills that underlie apparent musical “talent”.

Pathways

Pathways

In these episodes regular music-learners share their stories so far, including the tips, techniques and resources that have helped them most.

Rewind

Rewind

In these special episodes the Musical U team get together to revisit their favourite and most impactful moments from past episodes of Musicality Now.

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Can you learn perfect pitch (a.k.a. absolute pitch) as an adult? And if so, should you? In this episode we set the record straight.
We need your help to choose the best cover design for the new Musicality book! Here's how you can vote and give your input.
Almut has had a fascinating and accelerating journey as a musician, into greater confidence and greater musicality. Hear her story and tips.
How can you gear up to a big performance without being overwhelmed or intimidated? Find out the answer, plus more tips, in this episode!
Discover the 4 types of stress response musicians experience, and how you can start to find your own personal antidote to performance stress
How can you feel safe, confident, and joyful when you perform music, even when pushing yourself to your limits? Sarah Niblack reveals all.
Try these 5 tips to become a rock-solid performer, so that everything you prepare in the practice room actually comes out when you play live.
Discover how to overcome "tall poppy syndrome" and rise above the herd in music, plus other tips in this episode of Coaches Corner.
In this mini-interview with Mark Hanna you'll discover his own musical journey and his role on the Admissions Team at Musical U.
In this full chapter-by-chapter breakdown, you'll learn exactly what's covered in the new Musicality book from Musical U.
In the age of AI, bringing humanity to our music-making is more important than ever. Here's how to escape the trap of playing robotically.
What should be going through your head when you improvise? Jazz artist Lorin Cohen breaks down a simple 3-part framework for mastering improv.
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