Here’s Part One of the video series Basic Music Theory: How to Read, Write, and Understand Written Music. Get the course for 50% off!Or, get a copy of the best-selling book.
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.
$1.99 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 $1.99 each. That’s 81% off the cover price! Each is frequently the #1 book in its category on Amazon.com. The $1.99 deal is only good for 24 hours,…
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…
In addition to PDQ Bach, there are some other rather hilarious written instructions in written music. Stick with it ’til the end and the hilarious animated GIF acting out one such instruction.
Want to learn to play in tune? You should. Read on. Playing in tune is a skill often overlooked in practice. Here’s a great example of playing in tune: Michel Godard playing a serpent. The serpent is an ancient low-voiced instrument similar to the Medieval cornetto, and it produces a mesmerizing sound in the hands of a master like Godard (see the vid below or listen to the mp3).
There are worse musicians to emulate than Irving Berlin. He penned God Bless America, and the perennial classic White Christmas along with a whole host of other popular songs. Any songwriter would relish the royalties of either of these tunesand would probably both give their eyeteeth to have written them. Berlin knew the value of work. He didn’t believe in inspiration, but in effort. He wrote a song a day, regardless of fickle”inspiration.” The wonderful thing is that all of these musical accomplishments weren’t hampered by Berlin’s inability to read or write kusic. In fact, later in life, Berlin was convinced this inability was one of the factors in his success. He wasn’t limited by written music.
Many changes in the wind this week. In celebration of the new Sol Ut Press web site, you can get a free eBook copy of two of my books Basic Music Theory: How to Read, Write, and Understand Written Music and Sound the Trumpet: How to Blow Your Own Horn. Tell your friends. I’ll be giving an unlimited number of eBook giveaways for the next month. When I’ve done this sort of thing the past, it usually works out to around 10,000 copies per month. I hope to break that record.