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Farewell, Tablature: A Break Up Story

I learned how to read music in third grade. Violin was the instrument of choice since the public school system wouldn’t let you play the sax until 4th grade. 719 more words


Is perfect pitch really perfect? It's all relative

Does anyone else listen to WNYC’s radio lab? I thought so. How about when you are on the subway, exercising, cooking dinner, picking your kid up at daycare, or at any other socially acceptable moment? 699 more words


Now Hear This...

“All learning begins with the ear, not the eye, and learning music, of course, is no exception.” –Edwin Gordon, Learning Sequences in Music

I am becoming more and more convinced that students who hear and listen well will read well, improvise well, play with feeling, and understand the structure of music. 226 more words

Aural Skills

Featured Contributor on EasyEarTraining.com

I’m happy to say my music and writing careers have crossed paths! I publish musical things under my real name rather than my pseudonym, but thought it would be appropriate to share that success here on my writing blog. 66 more words


Ear Game

Here is simple activity to do to develop your ear. Though it is simple, you can make it as difficult as you want. The basic idea is to depend on your ear to learn a song or piece of music, but using your memory instead of a recording. 1,373 more words