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Ever wondered why some people seem to have a gift for music? Have you wished that you could play by ear, sing in tune, improvise and jam? You are in the right place.

The Musicality Podcast is a mix of interviews and teaching, featuring some of the most inspiring and insightful musicians and music educators, talking about how to learn the core inner skills you need to feel like a "natural" in music and enjoy freedom, creativity and confidence.

Topics include: Playing by ear, Singing in tune, Jamming with other musicians, Having a good sense of rhythm, Writing your own music, Writing notation, Improvising a solo, Talking intelligently about music, Understanding Music Theory, Clapping in time, Knowing your instrument inside and out, Tuning your instrument by ear, Reading notation, Sight-reading music, Playing from a lead sheet, Performing live, and Playing multiple instruments.

The Musicality Podcast is brought to you by Musical U (musical-u.com), the leading provider of musicality training online. Learn more and get shownotes at musicalitypodcast.com.

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    • 4.8, 16 Ratings

Ever wondered why some people seem to have a gift for music? Have you wished that you could play by ear, sing in tune, improvise and jam? You are in the right place.

The Musicality Podcast is a mix of interviews and teaching, featuring some of the most inspiring and insightful musicians and music educators, talking about how to learn the core inner skills you need to feel like a "natural" in music and enjoy freedom, creativity and confidence.

Topics include: Playing by ear, Singing in tune, Jamming with other musicians, Having a good sense of rhythm, Writing your own music, Writing notation, Improvising a solo, Talking intelligently about music, Understanding Music Theory, Clapping in time, Knowing your instrument inside and out, Tuning your instrument by ear, Reading notation, Sight-reading music, Playing from a lead sheet, Performing live, and Playing multiple instruments.

The Musicality Podcast is brought to you by Musical U (musical-u.com), the leading provider of musicality training online. Learn more and get shownotes at musicalitypodcast.com.

    Q&A: How (and why) should you do ear training for scales?

    Q&A: How (and why) should you do ear training for scales?

    Scales... Most music learners think scales are just an exercise you've got to do as part of learning your instrument. But did you know there's actually a whole area of ear training dedicated to scales?

    In fact there are two! In this clip from the archive of live member Q&A calls at Musical U we talk about these two types of scale ear training and how each can help you.

    • 9 min
    Q&A: I sometimes get the notes wrong when I sing - what can I do?

    Q&A: I sometimes get the notes wrong when I sing - what can I do?

    Do you sometimes get the notes wrong when you sing?
     
    At Musical U we strongly encourage every music learner to sing because of the huge positive impact it has on your musicality - but what if you find you just can't get the notes right? Here's a clip from the archive of live member Q&A calls at Musical U where we talk about just that.
     
    Enjoy!
     
     
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    Full Show Notes and Transcript: Episode 244
     
    Links and Resources
    • How to Learn to Sing in Tune
    • Musicality Now - Finding the Notes Yourself, with Sara Campbell
    • Musicality Now - About Singing as a Tool
    • Musicality Now - How to Sing Smarter, with Meghan Nixon
    • Musicality Now - Singing that Sounds Good – and Beyond, with Davin Youngs
    • Musicality Now - All Things Vocal, with Judy Rodman
    • Musicality Now - The Instrument Inside You, with Ben Parry
    • Musicality Now - What Your Voice Can Do, with Jeremy Fisher
    • Musicality Now - Find and Make Peace with Your Voice, with Nikki Loney
    • Musicality Now - About the Power of Solfa
     
     
     
     
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    • 16 min
    Q&A: If playing music is like speaking a language - what about harmony?

    Q&A: If playing music is like speaking a language - what about harmony?

    If playing music is like speaking a language, how should we think about harmony, or playing two hands on piano?

    We answer that question in this clip from the archive of live member Q&A calls at Musical U. Enjoy!

    • 6 min
    Q&A: Why use headphones and what kind should I buy?

    Q&A: Why use headphones and what kind should I buy?

    Did you know that wearing good headphones is one of the easiest ways to improve your ear training? Why is that - and what exactly makes a pair of headphones "good"?

    Learn how to choose the right headphones to level up your ears in this clip from the archive of live member Q&A calls at Musical U. Enjoy!

    • 10 min
    Q&A: What can you do if you struggle to audiate (imagine music)?

    Q&A: What can you do if you struggle to audiate (imagine music)?

    Audiation is one of the most powerful ways to develop your musicality - but what if you find you really struggle with it?

    Here's a clip from the archive of live member Q&A calls at Musical U where we talk about just that - stay tuned!

    • 29 min
    Q&A: Sometimes I feel like I'm just guessing - is that wrong?

    Q&A: Sometimes I feel like I'm just guessing - is that wrong?

    Have you ever felt like you were guessing the answers while working on ear training?

    Believe it or not, that may not be a bad thing! Find out why in this clip from the archive of live member Q&A calls at Musical U - stay tuned!

    • 8 min

Customer Reviews

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16 Ratings

16 Ratings

gosainters ,

Just discovered this Gem

I have been plugging away at repetitions, and yes I have improved. However, listening to just one episode of this (the Greg Goodall one) has inspired me to try some deliberate practice, interleaving, and definitely some contextual interference. Given the grit I have shown over the past two years with my repetitions, I am confident of giving this a good go.

simstu ,

Great resource

Just listened to my first episode No 216. Great source of information and inspiration. Chris’s summary at the end and the link to mentioned other resources was extremely useful.
The only problem was the sound. Chris sounded like he was talking in a bathroom while the interviewee’s sound was fine. I assume the producer could fix this easily. The echoing of Chris’s voice made it difficult to understand while listening in a car with the environmental background noise. I only mention this because I loved the podcast and I want to listen to more of them while driving.

Nathan Varga ,

One of the best podcasts for musicians

These podcasts are done really well. The content, the guests, the summarising of episodes. Chris and his team always put a lot of effort and time into making it of most value to the listeners. I think this is one of the best podcasts out there for musicians to learn musicality and also some key life skills.

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