Rhythm – Counting Different Music Notes

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.

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Preparing for a Singing Contest

Preparing for a Singing Contest? You’re probably thinking, what do I need to do to be totally ready to compete and win? First, you want to ask yourself: What type of contest is it? Are you going to be judged on your popularity or on the quality of your singing? If it’s a popularity contest, bring lots of friends.

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Flashy Music Techniques – Build a Solid Playing Technique Foundation First

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 […]

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Music Technique – 3 Steps to Improving Your Music Technique

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 […]

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Music Technique – Tuning In is a Unique Music Technique

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 […]

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Music Technique is using Magic

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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Music Modulation Methods

In music trying to modulate from one point or chord to another or from one key to another is simply stated as a progression through chords to arrive at the desired location. Easier said than done for those of us that haven’t taken the time to understand or study the concept. There are numerous ways […]

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