Popular YouTube sensation and award-winning children’s songwriter Emily Arrow has released a new book: Kid’s Guide to Learning the Ukulele: 24 Songs to Learn and Play for Kids. In this book, children will learn the fundamentals of the ukulele and practice 24 songs, games, and activities with Emily’s expert guidance. Learn how to hold, tune, […]
Recording can be a bit of a minefield, particularly when you’re new to it. Unlike when you’re playing live, there are certain steps you need to take to maintain the quality of sound. Also, there seem to be so many different opinions floating around about what you should and should not do. Here, we’re going […]
Welcome back to our series on clarinet scales! In this video, Ana will teach out how to play the F major scale on clarinet.
Does it surprise you that professional acoustic musicians have better hearing than others their age? In fact, one study discovered that the average 70-year-old musician can hear as well as a 50-year-old non-musician. But why? The advantage isn’t in musicians’ ears — it’s in their brains, which interpret auditory signals better. According to neurobiologist Nina Kraus, […]
Auditions can be some of the most important, pressurized, and nerve-wracking experiences in the career of a professional musician. On the one hand they can be nervy, stressful, and anxiety inducing, but on the other hand they can be fulfilling, rewarding, and ultimately something you need to do to “get the gig” and therefore progress […]
Welcome back to our series on clarinet scales! In this video, Cassidy will teach out how to play the G minor scale on clarinet.
As one of the world’s most renowned harp soloists and a passionate champion of new music for her instrument, Yolanda Kondonassis presents a comprehensive guide and conversational text on composing idiomatically for the harp, in her new book, The Composer’s Guide to Writing Well for the Modern Harp, published by Carl Fischer. The book features […]
The battle between what matters the most in songwriting never ends. Is it the lyrics, or melody? Both of these elements matter, but if you’re a songwriting guitarist there’s one more important thing you should be aware of. It’s the thing that takes your songs to the next level. . . Voicing! Many songwriting guitarists […]
For more than 25 years, All You Need to Know About the Music Business has been universally regarded as the definitive guide to the music industry. Now in its 10th edition, veteran music lawyer Donald Passman leads novices and experts alike through what has been the most profound change in the music business since the […]