Methods

Ideas, thoughts, and tips on music teaching and learning methods.

Learning to read music is a like learning a new language. There are supplemental home study programs to speed up the process of learning music. Here are some suggestions.

Traditionally, transcription has been the preeminent, “go-to” way of becoming a great improviser, and one of the most effective ways of learning the language of music. There are undoubtedly many of the great living musicians and improvisers that have never done a transcription in their life, and there’s something pure about that. Though, for the […]

Mastering the art of playing an instrument takes time and commitment. Despite what anyone tells you, the only way to get there is to practice regularly and dedicate yourself to a bit of good old hard work. Many people who are new to playing guitar struggle with their practice routines and usually this is down […]

I got an interesting tip the other day on how a student was having a difficult time trying to study.   Here’s what was happening. This student had a preconceived notion that they need to take an hour to study the music theory content. That thought alone was holding her back from actually accomplishing anything […]

What If You Could Learn To Play Piano In A Weekend? I’m not kidding; yes, you can learn to play the piano in a weekend, but plan on spending 2 full days to do it. Then with some more days enjoying your new found abilities. Or maybe you’ll be able to take two or three […]

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 […]

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.

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