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An Unusual Ear Training Tool

I’m always looking for ways to better my ears for music. Bebot synth app is an unusual and fun way to accomplish that.

Bebot is called a robot synth for the cute little guy on the screen. 427 more words


Practice - Day 6

Morning session:

2-5-1 chord tones going up, starting from each string. Keys: G, D (both with backing track)

Time: 0:30

Evening session:

Disappearing metronome practice (2-5-1 bossa). 79 more words

Practice Diary

Music Makers and Booty Shakers

What do you get when you cross a Korg Triton LE, Cubase 7.5, Mackie speakers, and a toddler?  A fun time.  I know what you’re thinking….why is a baby in your recording studio?   434 more words

Check Out This Great Saxophone Web Site

Jeff Rzepiela is a talented reed player and arranger.  His web site contains many transcriptions of solos by the masters of jazz.   Check out his latest newsletter… 57 more words


The purpose of aural tests in exams

…a letter to my young students (Beginner to Level 3)…

Dear Students,

The purpose of Aural tests is to assess whether you have developed all the musical skills necessary, for your level, to enable you to play, understand and interpret your piece well. 213 more words


Melodic Bean Bag Toss

Running, jumping, throwing, climbing, and running – and all kinds of active play – are very important for young children’s development. Young children are not only strengthening their muscles and improving their coordination when they engage in physical play; every game and physical activity is a chance to learn concepts and to practice getting along with others. 173 more words


Ear training - melodic second

So I started my ear training regimen starting with melodic minor/major seconds. My goal is to hit 90 percent success rate before moving on to next scale degree. 8 more words