Practice is incredibly important for success, but it’s not simply about how much time you practice, it’s about how you practice. After years of struggling with music, I started applying deliberate practice and other cognitive science learning approaches to French horn and became an international symphony pro after just two years of doing so. Before […]
This article pinpoints some essential guitar strumming tips for beginners in order to help with quick improvements as well ways to avoid some common pitfalls and reduce the risk of injury.
The list below is taken from my years of experience as a musician, songwriter, recording engineer, content creator, teacher, and audio journalist. You may be familiar with some of the tips, but even if there are just a few that hit home you’ve done yourself a favor by moving closer to your goal of becoming an expert.
So, you love music. You’ve been honing your musical skills for a while. Your hard work shines whenever you perform in your own room or in front of a small, supportive group of people.
Now you want to push yourself a bit further and bring your music to a wider audience. Chances are, the audition room is your next step.
Improvisation is the art of creating music on the spot and without preparation. It’s commonly seen in jazz or blues music where musicians routinely improvise solos or melody lines.
If you’ve always wanted to be a songwriter but you’ve never made the leap into creating your own music, it’s time to overcome your inhibitions and get started. There’s no better time than the present to write your own songs!