Tag Archives: Music education
1st podcast: How to stay motivated? How to practice? What to practice?
On every polyphonic instrument, knowing how to play chords is one of the most important subjects, every song is built and based on chords after all. One can sometimes listen to a good chord progression with no real melody and enjoy it. For some reasons, playing chords seems to be a bit more confusing and […]
Hello friends, I have just started a Patreon account. Patreon allows you to support musician,artists bloggers etc. by a monthly contribution. My patrons will have access to my private patreon feed and can ask me questions. Also, you can listen to my unpublished songs/pieces and free download of my works, as well as access to […]
In this post I would like to introduce a book by Philip Toshio Sudo. This is a book based on zen philosophy, published in 1997. Even though, it is called Zen Guitar, all musicians and students (both amateurs and advanced) can find it beneficial. As in the introduction he writes: “Welcome to Zen Guitar Dojo. […]
One of the obstacles in playing an instrument is to memorize pieces. The next concern is how to make sure we won’t forget the piece during an exam, a performance or a recording session. Anyhow, memorizing the music is an important skill, regardless of the genre and the style of music. Certainly, one can play […]
Even though there is a defined path toward becoming a musician (both technically and theoretically) there can’t be a single method that works for everyone. People are different and have different goals. Therefore, they learn by different methods and using different approaches. Especially when working with children, a teacher needs to be extra flexible and […]
I would like to share with you this wonderful TED presentation by Benjamin Zander, about “the transformative power of classical music”. Since 1979, Benjamin Zander has been the conductor of the Boston Philharmonic. He is known around the world as both a guest conductor and a speaker on leadership — and he’s been known to […]