It’s time for another ear training exercise! This one is in the key of F (one flat: a B flat) and it starts on a B flat. All you have to do is listen to this melody and transcribe it (write it out) on a piece of paper or your favorite music notation program. Then, […]
In 2012, I started a new point system with my students. Not like grades, just points for cool stuff. And, if you’re my student and you figure out this exercise, you’ll get 20 points!
Whether you are trying your skills at one of my ear training exercises or wanting to write your own music, you should definitely have this resource on hand. Of course, you can buy a book from your music store with blank staff paper, but what if you are all out and your music store is […]
If you understand what you are playing, you can play a whole lot better. Ear training is a great way to help with that. All you are going to do is listen to the melody below and attempt to write it out on a piece of paper or in your favorite music notation program.
Photo of Wynton Marsalis by Larry Johnson on Flickr I have to admit that, though I’m not an Apple user, I really have a deep respect for the company and especially for Steve Jobs, who is deeply missed. Beyond Steve’s inspiration and incredible innovation in the technology world, he also has great taste in music. […]
Photo of United States Marine Corps Marching Band at Rose Parade in Pasadena by Matthew Cline In honor of Veteran’s Day, I browsed through a collection of patriotic music videos to bring you one that I believe is: Extremely appropriate for a day in which we support our veteran troops Has a strong message about […]
I love to do my part to make practicing fun for my music students. After a long day of school or work, you don’t want another chore. Right? Music should never be a chore… One way I make practicing music more fun is by making musical recordings for my students to play along with or […]