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Learn more about Musical U, how it works, what’s included, and what it can do for you in your musicality training.

Take the Tour

If you want a quick overview of what’s inside Musical U, the best place to start is with our 5-minute video tour:

How Musical U Works (and why courses don’t)

A lot of websites sell music “courses”. While that’s a nice simple idea, the problem is:

  • Every musician is different, with their own background and their own true goals. A “one size fits all” course can never hope to match up.
  • A “course” is structured as a fixed straight line – and we all know real learning never works like that!
  • There’s normally very little support or guidance available if you get stuck partway through the course.

So at Musical U we don’t believe in one-size-fits-all “courses” for music training.

Instead we have developed a fully flexible training system which provides all the training modules you need, planning tools for defining the goals that truly mean something to you, and construct a personalised step-by-step plan for reaching that goal. And then the team is there to support you, every step of the way.

At Musical U you can create your own fully-customised music course
to suit your own interests, needs and abilities.

If you want to get a quick sense of the kinds of “courses” you can create and succeed with at Musical U, explore our Roadmaps. These are big-picture guides to learning a musical skill, which Musical U members use when creating their own personal training plans:

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Roadmaps

Musical U Roadmaps provide the “big picture” view of how you can learn particular musical skills like playing by ear, improvising and creating your own music.

→ Explore Roadmaps

Training Modules

Pick a topic to explore the training modules provided within Musical U:

planning

Planning

Learn the vital skills required to set effective and inspirational goals, and how you can construct a plan to accomplish them.

→ Explore Planning Modules

pitch

Pitch

Pitch is how high or low musical notes are. That means your sense of pitch is fundamental to almost everything you do in music.

→ Explore Pitch Modules

intervals

Intervals

Intervals are the building blocks of melody and harmony in music. Learning to recognise intervals builds a strong foundation, your sense of “relative pitch”.

→ Explore Interval Modules

melodies

Melodies

A series of notes one after the other creates a melody. Melodies are what we think of as the “tune” but the same skills also apply to basslines, solos and accompaniment parts.

→ Explore Melodies Modules

chords

Chords

Whenever three or more notes are heard together, it forms a chord. Different types of chord create different musical moods and emotions.

→ Explore Chord Modules

chord progressions

Chord Progressions

A series of chords is called a progression. Chord progressions create the harmonic movement that creates a story in music.

→ Explore Chord Progression Modules

Rhythm

Rhythm

Rhythm is the pattern of sounds and silences in music and gives music its energy and pace. Improve and refine your natural sense of rhythm with training.

→ Explore Rhythm Modules

playing by ear

Playing By Ear

Playing by ear means using your learned listening skills to play a song directly on your instrument (or write it down) after just hearing it.

→ Explore Playing By Ear Modules

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Singing

Develop an accurate and reliable singing voice and use your voice to train your musical ears.

→ Explore Singing Modules

Instruments

If you’re a musician then Musical U can help you, no matter what instrument you play. We’ve put together a few guides for popular instruments to help you see how Musical U could help you develop your musicality:

Play a different instrument? Musical U can help you too.

Just explore our Training Modules and Roadmaps above to get an idea of everything you could learn inside.

More Courses

Here are some more examples of the kinds of tailor-made music courses you can create at Musical U:

Play Chords By Ear Courses

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Learning to recognise chords and chord progressions by ear is powerful for almost any kind of musician. It can help guitarists play songs by ear, it can help bass players figure out how to play a bassline for a song, it can help instrumentalists of all kinds to improvise and play melodies by ear.

Interval Recognition Ear Training Courses

learn interval recognition
Developing your musical ear starts with improving your sense of relative pitch, and interval recognition is a great way to get started.

Improvise On Your Instrument Courses

learn to improvise
Most musicians wish they could improvise but many don’t even know where to start. Those who do get started often find themselves trapped in just playing up and down scales robotically. By studying the true skills of improvisation at Musical U you can escape this trap and learn to easily express your own musical ideas on your instrument.

Learn to Sing in Tune Courses

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Singing is important for all musicians, whether or not you ever intend to perform, but concerns about singing off-key often hold them back. And even devoted singers sometimes worry that they’re singing out of tune. By studying pitch fundamentals and singing skills at Musical U you can get real control over your voice and become a confident singer.