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 […]

Why do so many people think that improvising is something complicated and difficult, reserved for only the most advanced musicians? In this article David Reed talks about five important myths that prevent many people from discovering the joy and fun of improvising!

A 3 part series on Why Music Education is Changing – Part 3 of 3 How You Can Thrive in the New Paradigm Right now, millions of young people are genuinely excited about learning music as an opportunity for enjoyment and personal growth. They see music as a way to “develop their creative side” and […]

You can begin to instantly feel the tonality in any piece of music. Here is a simple exercise that you can do anytime you listen to music.

Most people assume that only a musical genius could listen to a piece of music and instantly know how to play it in any key. In this article David Reed explains that this “genius” is available to all of us.

I was asked how I approach improvisation of music the other day. I explained that it really takes on various forms depending on mood, intent, and objectives. However, I do find that some of the best efforts come from just sitting down and letting go. The other day on a late summer day evening I […]

Here in the U.S. the school year is over and summer is here again, everyone is in break mode. It’s hard to keep wanting to practice or study anything as we get outside and enjoy the sun and fun.

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