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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 • 32 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

4.8 out of 5
32 Ratings

32 Ratings

PeterDBritton ,

Brilliant!

This my all time favourite podcast for learning music and have listened to almost every episode. I love the ethos and approach of Christopher Sutton and the rest of the team. I really appreciate the encouraging attitude and most importantly the down to earth, practical advice to increase ones musicality. The guests have been top notch too and every episode has ideas that I want to enlist in my daily practice. It has led me to check out their guests books and websites as well as enrol onto Musical U courses which have been excellent.
Thank you for all your good work.

Macclad007 ,

Brilliant insights into improving use of practice time

Just listened to the latest podcast on mindful practice whilst in the gym. It obviously grabbed my attention because I’ve spent far too long on the stepper and ended up a sweaty mess! The latest in a series of excellent podcasts with guests who know what they are talking about. A nice change from some podcasts where there is a reasonably strong “sell” for the guest’s book, teaching material or classes. A must for anyone who wants to understand how to improve how they practice and make use of precious time.

AnthM ,

Great for all musicians

I recently came across the Musicality Podcast and I am really impressed with the quality and breadth of the content. Hearing other musicians talk about their work always reveals nuggets of information and inspiration that I can apply to my own playing. Great podcast. Thank you.

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