There are many methods promoted to help you in learning to improvise music. The problem that we have is that most of these require you to have an understanding of music which may actually take you years to learn. Or they are focused in a way that made great sense to the author, but fail […]

As you study and learn music there comes a time that you cross the tipping point. That is, all of a sudden you find yourself playing or grasping a concept with ease. I have recently observed this happening with my daughter’s playing of the piano. Over the last several months I would be in my […]

Every instrument has unique technique and use when learning music; but, basic music theory concepts remain the same. Student ask how’s it different. The question of Learning Music as expressed is that they are interested in how their instrument is different in technique and approach.

I sat down to play the piano this weekend and realized that I haven’t really played anything of significance in the last 3 months. My hands felt like they were iron claws with no ability to move to the desired notes or chords which I wanted to play. Yes, my travel schedule and primary work […]

Performing Holiday music has always been an issue for me. It seems that I wait until it’s almost to late to learn a song and polish it up for big get together. This year is no exception. I’ve been playing around with more improvisation that anything else. I’ll likely try to share some of those […]

I’ve been on a kick lately about music rhythm and today I’m going to compare it to yoga rhythm. I practice in a couple of different hot yoga classes on a weekly basis. The typical class goes 90 minutes with each pose done twice. My early morning class are shortened classes for us working class […]

Focusing on Rhythm will be a life time effort as a musician. I don’t think that you ever stop improving your rhythm skills. In playing and learning music a vast majority of musicians struggle with timing, especially when playing solo. Once again I’m reading “The Music Lesson” by Victor Wooten and the chapter topic is […]

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