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Learn to read music, and get it for less! A new video course based on the best-selling book, Basic Music Theory: How to Read, Write, and Understand Written Music, is 50% off. Check out the preview below, or see more details and other free lessons from the course HERE.

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Want the free color eBook edition of Practice Like This? Sign up for 6 Bullet Saturday. 6-Bullet Saturday is a newsletter that gives you six things I thought worth sharing every week. Mostly it’s about practice, and I always include specific tips or exercises or drills that I use to help me and my students get…

How Active Listening Can Help you Play Better: Bob Reynolds

More here from Bob. Follow Bob Reynolds whether you play sax or not. Great stuff over there. In the next video, Bob talks about the importance of context in understanding what you’re hearing. Similar to the Facets Model (Barrett, Veblen) found in chapter 31: Going Mental, in The Practice of Practice.

Learn Anything Faster?! This Will Blow Your Mind

Interested in the science and the study behind this, go here. And for Huberman’s full podcast on this fascinating study, go here. Huberman says below to do the 10-seconds randomly, but I’ve found that taking that time after half a dozen correct repetitions (or less) works best. I also do it any time whatever I’m…

Coltrane On What Drives an Artist

A wonderful letter from jazz saxophonist John Coltrane to Downbeat Editor Don DeMichael on the force that drives an artist. From the book Letters of Note: Music Hear Coltrane’s words read aloud: The Creative Urge – by Shaun Usher – Letters of Note Here’s an excerpt. Hit the link to read/hear the whole thing. And…

Voice Techniques: How to Match Pitch

Singing is an essential part of practice no matter what your instrument is. Some of my students over the years have struggled to match pitch, so if that’s you, here are a couple videos to help.