Songwriters: Give Your Mind an Escape. When to Give in to Your Distractions. An excerpt from Emma McGann’s new book The Songwriting Handbook for Beginners, Volume One: Motivational Methods
Dramatic pauses in your music are a great way to grab the listener’s attention. Like most instructions in music, holds and pauses are also notated.
Ready to Progress? Learning to use both hands can open up a whole new world in your playing, enabling you to tackle more advanced pieces.
Jazz is a spontaneous art. If you want to learn how to improvise a jazz piece, here are 6 great jazz improv tips to master that will help you get started.
Musical inspiration can strike at any time: driving home from work, in the shower, or even when you wake up in the morning. You could hum a melody one day, and find it sticks around for days, weeks, or longer. Focus your inspiration while exploring the possibilities and you’ll soon be molding melodies of your own!
Play That Tune — Don’t let counting and rhythms keep you from playing a tune. Just play it like you hear it and you’ll be well on your way .
Formula for Improvising —This article will help you start the process of improvising so you can jam with other musicians and create your own music…