Free Poster for Your Practice Room (corrected)

Below is a link to the free printable poster that sums up how your belief in whether talent is “natural” or a result of effort impacts your practice. A typo in the original has been corrected. (thanks, Bruce). This comes from chapter 6 in The Practice of Practice. (high-rez printable PDF) Advertisements

3 Music Bestsellers 81% Off for 24 hours! (10-28-18)

$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,…

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…

Free Audiobook: How to Read Music

Basic Music Theory: How to Read, Write, and Understand Written Music is now in audiobook format!

If you’re new to Audible, you can listen to the book for free.

Dave Grohl’s Guide to Kick A**

Dave Grohl needs no introduction. Even if you know him, you really should watch Sound City, a great documentary about a legendary music studio. In the doc you’ll see a bit of Grohl, but lots and lots of other superb musicians, too. Video below the tips.

A Lick a Day: Soundslice Serves it Up!

Learning licks from someone on an instrument different from yours is a great idea, because is exposes limitations of your instrument, but also exposes patterns on your instrument that can be changed or broken, in a good way. Say, learn Ella Fitzgerald and Billie Holiday melodies on your instrument, or check out these short licks…