Wynton Marsalis: 12 Rules of Practice

Wynton Marsalis knows how to practice. As a younger man, he was equally at home in front of a symphony orchestra playing the Haydn concerto, or laying down some serious jazz with Art Blakey. Check out Wynton’s discography for more evidence of his skill and artistry. That’s what tens of thousands of hours of practice sounds like. Check out his 12…

Live Music is Best: New Study

Live music is best, for too many reasons to list. But as far as practice is concerned, when you see somebody play your instrument in front of you, your brain lights up in almost the exact same way as the performing musician. It’s called the mirror neuron system, a topic I’ve written about many times. Below is…

So, What Songs Are Now In the Public Domain? These.

If you aim to record an album of cover songs on the cheap, you’ll want to rifle through the resources below. For the first time in twenty years, a whole year’s worth of copyrighted works entered the public domain in the U.S. on January 1, 2019. Under the terms of the Sonny Bono Copyright Act,…

Forget Prodigies. What Can We Learn From Late Bloomers?

As a society, we tend to focus on prodigies — the young stars in their fields. But what if we looked at the people at the opposite end of the timeline instead? By studying them, network scien… Source: What can we learn from people who succeed later in life? |

Learn to Read Music: Video Course 50% OFF UNTIL 2019

Get a jump start on your New Year’s resolution to read music, and get it for the introductory deal: 50% off until the end of the year. A new video course based on the best-selling book, Basic Music Theory: How to Read, Write, and Understand Written Music, is 50% off for the rest of 2018. Check out the preview…