Blues Keyboard Ornamentation: Grace Notes —Extra notes & musical flourishes add interest and musical tension to help to create an authentic blues sound.
Working carefully through the exercise below will give you a firm understanding of blues bass lines basics. Then play your own grooving bass lines soon.
The benefits of learning a musical instrument are numerous. They range from improved social
interaction skills and increased empathy to refined time, money and people management skills.
The team at The Musician Lab went through all the advantages and produced an infographic listing
21 benefits of learning a musical instrument.
It’s not just the words you say that get a message across—it’s the way you say them. Similarly, in music there are many ways to “say” the same notes. Without following articulation markings, your playing could end up sounding like the equivalent of speaking in a monotone. Here’s an easy guide to help you become more “articulate” and bring more life into your playing by using accents, slurs, and staccatos.
A study from the University of Montreal published in Brain and Cognition showed that musical training leads to faster reactions tim
The Improvise Approach is all about music creativity for people who have disabilities using iPads and the ThumbJam app as an accessible musical instrument. It’s a training and resource eBook that has been written exclusively for the iBooks Store.
Learning to play a musical instrument can help keep your mind sharp, boost your self-confidence, improve your coordination, open up new doors for social interaction, provide a creative outlet, and teach you valuable life skills like perseverance and discipline.