Improve Your Hearing — and Your Musicianship

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, […]

The No. 1 Thing Songwriting Guitarists Don’t Think About

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 […]