3 Things To Practice To Improve Your Playing FAST

Been digging Rick Beato’s stuff lately. Here’s one that’s a little guitar-centric, but translate them to any instrument. I’m doing some of these on both guitar and trumpet. this one, too: Advertisements

3 Bestsellers: 99¢ for 24 hours! (10-27-18)

99¢ for 24 Hours Now that everybody’s pretty well settled and back to school, I thought it’d be a good time to offer up my 3 bestsellers for ¢99 each. That’s 91% off the cover price! Each is frequently the #1 book in its category on Amazon.com. The ¢99 deal is only good for 24 hours, starting at…

Devil’s interval: What makes music sound scary?

Metal bands and horror films stoke sonic dread the same way 18th century composers did—with a forbidden sequence of notes known as the “devil’s interval.” Think of the first two notes of Jimi Hendrix’s “Purple Haze” or Metallica’s “Enter Sandman”—or American police sirens. Click through for all the meaty details on the Devil’s Interval. Oh, and…

On gospel, Abba and the death of the record: An audience with Brian Eno

He’s been a Roxy original, the inventor of ‘ambient’, Bowie’s muse, the brain in Talking Heads and U2’s ‘fifth man’. Now Eno tells Paul Morley where he’s heading next: snip: “Instruments sound interesting not because of their sound but because of the relationship a player has with them. Instrumentalists build a rapport with their instruments…

How to truly listen: Evelyn Glennie

As Louis Armstrong used to say, “Here’s one of the good ol’ good ones.” Check it out. And take a look at Evelyn Glennie’s web site, too.

Psychological Effects of Singing

Is it the singing or the social interaction that makes us happy? Maybe it’s both. Somebody needs to compare choir singing with singing alone. Any researchers out there? Click through to check out this brief summary: The psychological effects of singing can help prevent depression due to the social and educational opportunities. See the psychological…