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 […]

Teaching Jazz and Musical Creativity to the Classical Piano Student – Part 2

In this workshop, Dr. Lee Evans explains the inner workings of jazz in illuminating detail. He demonstrates his procedure for teaching jazz elements and jazz improvisations within the classical lesson, as well as discusses the use of jazz materials for the teaching of technique and sight reading. In the process, teachers become acquainted with a […]

Teaching Jazz and Musical Creativity to the Classical Piano Student – Part 1

In this workshop, Dr. Lee Evans explains the inner workings of jazz in illuminating detail. He demonstrates his procedure for teaching jazz elements and jazz improvisations within the classical lesson, as well as discusses the use of jazz materials for the teaching of technique and sight reading. In the process, teachers become acquainted with a […]

Fender Launches New App that Offers Immersive Playing Experience With Apple Music

Fender has announced the launch of Fender Songs, the company’s latest innovative app, allowing users to practice, play along, and perform to millions of their favorite songs on guitar, ukulele, or piano. Building upon Fender Play, Fender’s digital online learning platform, Fender Songs continues the journey for the beginner player while inviting those more experienced […]