If you want to become one of the greatest jazz players, there are habits you must get into doing every day. Start with these 7 everyday tasks that you can do to start living and breathing jazz music.
Another great way to create more interesting chord progressions is to use a pedal note or pedal point. A pedal note is a static bass note that sticks around for a few measures while the chords change over the top.
Whether you are just starting out or have been in the business for 40 years, it is always nice to hear some advice from members of the industry.
Long gone are the days when paper fliers and word-of-mouth served as a band or solo musician’s primary marketing tools. But with the over-saturation of social media platforms, how can you make technology work for you on a promotional level, without relying on a record label?
Recording your practice sessions will allow you to hear your performance from the audience’s perspective. It is easy to think you are playing soft or loud enough, but the best way to know for sure is to listen to yourself.
Connecting to an instrumental piece can be challenging, no matter what instrument you play. But, fear not, there are ways to get yourself past the notes and rhythms to the actual music within.