Perfect Pitch

How to Train Your Ear for Perfect Pitch

This is probably why Autotune infuriates so many serious musicians: those variations in pitch aren’t mistakes in the performance; they are the performance. If you clean up those “errors” and quantize everything to the “correct” pitches, all you’re left with is dry, robotic music.

Some Basic Articulation Markings

It’s not just the words you say that get a message across—it’s the way you say them. Similarly, in music there are many ways to “say” the same notes. Without following articulation markings, your playing could end up sounding like the equivalent of speaking in a monotone. Here’s an easy guide to help you become more “articulate” and bring more life into your playing by using accents, slurs, and staccatos.

Ukuleles that Aren’t Ukuleles

With the ever increasing popularity of the ukulele as the “go to” instrument for many recreational musicians around the globe, it only stands to reason that instrument makers would want to capitalize on the public’s growing interest. So, outside of the immediate ukulele family a variety of offshoot instruments have cropped up thanks to innovative […]