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?
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.
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.
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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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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!
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!
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!
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!
Keeps delivering excellent content.
I listen on my Apple Watch, using a watch app called Outcast. At the gym with bluetooth headphones. Great experience.
Christopher is an excellent teacher and communicator. His interviews are top notch.
I enjoy episodes with some music theory/techniques best. Germain Griggs, for example, had a number of great tips and the episodes dealing with Kodaly theory and the importance of singing were outstanding.
I like Christopher's summary at the end of long interviews and the fact that a transcript of the interview is available if needed.
I sometimes think I learn more from the podcasts than I do from my membership in Musical-U where I seem to stall frequently.
Keep up the excellent effort on the podcasts.
I am really enjoying these podcasts. They are so inspiring: if you want to play music, you can definitely play music! And here's how to realise that dream.
My favourite so far is 012, Learning to Sing in Tune with George Bevan. Then, when you go to the podcast notes, you can look up The Choir That Can't Sing, and be amazed at how well they do sing! Give this podcast a try: you won't be disappointed.