What do Jimi Hendrix, Micheal Jordan, or Bill Gates all have in common? They all put in a lot of time into practicing their craft. Practice is a necessary tool that leads to the path of greatness. So what does a good practice session look like or consist of? How do you get the most … Read more
I V vi IV (read as 1 5 6 4) is likely the most recycled chord progression in modern popular music history. Many of the most famous pop songs of the last century utilize this chord sequence. Here is an example of the I V vi IV progression in the key of C which uses … Read more
String Names The traditional and most standard tuning for guitar from the lowest (thick string) to the highest (thin string) is E A D G B E. ????Tip – An easy way to remember the string names is with this handy saying: Eddie Ate Dynamite Good Bye Eddie. Digital Tuners Tuning with an App There … Read more
Assuming that you already considered your options between a real piano and keyboard, buying a keyboard can still be an intimidating process. There are a variety of manufacturers that make a broad range of boards to fit different situations. My goal in this guide is to inform you of the main difference between the keyboard … Read more
There has ben a lot of ink spilled on the subject of songwriting and theoretical approaches to composing. Marianas Trench wrote a fun song with accompanying music video walkthrough of popular songwriting techniques and related pop production. It’s a great tune and engaging way to learn more on how the pros think about songwriting.
Covid has made an impact on every area of our lives. These are a couple of light-hearted takes on music in relation to covid. I hope you can still find a little humor during these challenging times. COVID Rhythms Teaching rhythms is always a fun way to relate rhythms with syllables. In the time of … Read more