Here at the Music Learning Workshop we focus on music theory and not so much on technique. Our premise is that learning music theory as fast as you can allows you to focus on playing and technique. But what about the musicianship? I recently watch this video of Evelyn Glennie shows us how to listen […]

Rhythm is not only about working with notes played, but also about notes not played. These are called rests. That is you take a break from playing and allow silence to enter into your playing. Let’s explore.

Rhythm is a weak point for many musicians. This is especially true when you don’t play music for awhile. One of the biggest stumbling blocks for new students is the time value of notes and how long they are held. Let’s explore.

Flashy Music Techniques can mask or hide poor music performance. It might look good when you are visually doing something well, but the underlying performance may not be up to snuff. Quickest way to find out: Close your eyes and listen; you may quickly find out that the flashy music technique is nothing more than […]

Improving music technique is to be able to groove without concentrating. That means you have adequately learned the technique that it becomes secondary to your playing. I’ve considered this idea as presented in Victor Wooten’s book “The Music Lesson” and I’m expressing a way to understand and actually improve music technique. [asa]0425220931[/asa] Concentrating is the […]

Tuning into music technique is the ability to remove all noise and chaos from your focus and tune into what we want to receive. This is a part of a theme that I am going to expand on and as enlightened by Victor Wooten in his book “The Music Lesson”. [asa]0425220931[/asa] Playing Music Is Built […]

What happens to your music technique when all of life’s necessities take you away from playing or studying music? It’s not going to take much of a leap to figure this one out. The start of this year has found be busier than ever, and my focus has been taken away from studying, making, and […]

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