First off, let’s define these two terms: Practicing is what individuals do; rehearsing is what groups do. Individuals should always practice in between their group rehearsals. Practice Nobody gets better at playing their particular instrument without practice. No one. Even prodigies must practice. Following are a few pointers that may help you practice more successfully. […]
Stage fright is the bane of all performers – musicians, actors, lecturers, even professional athletes can all experience bouts of nervousness or even sheer terror before getting up in front of their respective audiences. The ability to get past stage fright (sometimes called “performance anxiety”), its causes, how to overcome it and climb up on […]
This method for the study and performance of the vibraphone provides the fundamental techniques, musical concepts and performance practices necessary to excel as a vibraphonist. Featuring 2 and 4 mallets in accessible to advanced exercises, studies and solos and clear strategies for pedaling, dampening, and tips on how to practice, this book will help those […]
Handmade Electronic Music: The Art of Hardware Hacking provides a long-needed, practical, and engaging introduction to the craft of making—as well as creatively cannibalizing—electronic circuits for artistic purposes. With a sense of adventure and no prior knowledge, the reader can subvert the intentions designed into devices such as radios and toys to discover a new […]
Making music doesn’t have to be about dropping big bucks in the guitar shop or endlessly fiddling with expensive software. You can make good noise out of bits of wood and wire, plastic and steel. When you build your own instruments, creating your own sound comes naturally. Junkyard Jam Band is a step-by-step guide to […]
How To Play the Accordion, published by Santorella Publications, is an easy-to-follow guide which contains clear, logical lessons for beginners with helpful diagrams and photos. Designed for the adult beginner, Santorella’s easy method includes explicit instructions with diagrams and sketches that details basic music theory and a fundamental understanding of the accordion.
Ocarina is a wind musical instrument that has been around for thousands of years and is easy to learn. This guide will show you: What to keep in mind when choosing your ocarina The different parts of ocarina How to properly hold ocarina and maintain your posture and grip How to blow ocarina correctly Practice […]
Harmonica Primer Book for Beginners by Tom Wolf is designed for the beginning harmonica player. This course starts by teaching proper hand positions, mouth positions, blowing, and drawing. You’ll quickly learn more advanced concepts like scales, chords, double stops, vibrato, trills, cross harp, and bends. After covering techniques, you will learn how to play over […]