Considering the extremely busy and hectic lives we lead, it comes as no surprise that we are pulled in a million different directions every day and have a feeling that we’re under constant stress. One way to manage all the pressure we experience is through mindfulness. Mindfulness provides us with the ability to focus on what we’re feeling at the present moment rather than dwelling on the past or imagining and overthinking the future.
For a majority of younger students, however, music theory is less familiar, though it is still important. Why is it so important, and how can you help your students remember what they have learned?
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.
Mistakes will happen at some point in your career, no matter how hard you try, at some point you are bound to make a mistake. The key is to move on without drawing attention to it.
Jim D’Addario has been interest in strings ever since he received his first guitar, at age 13. “At that time, our family business was Darco Music Strings. My father, John, would bring home samples,” he recalls. “I loved testing and experimenting alongside him, and I was always pushing him to try new ideas.”
Sugarland was far from Bush’s first success in the music industry, the veteran musician, songwriter, and producer has a long list of credits. He was half of the folk rock duo Billy Pilgrim in the ’90s and toured in support of Melissa Etheridge.
More than three decades ago, Libana blazed the trail of exploring traditional and contemporary women’s music cross-culturally. In the pre-internet late 1970s, Libana introduced listeners in the U.S. to the amazingly diverse music of world cultures before the term “world music” even existed