134 episodes

We are musicians, composers, engineers, teachers and students alike.
The path of a musician can be challenging and uncertain but it can also be enriching and great fun! This is the path we chose and we are here as your resource. Explore theory, history, ear training, technique, special topics and overall musicianship.

Music Student 101 Jeremy Burns, Matthew Scott Phillips

    • Music
    • 4.8 • 202 Ratings

We are musicians, composers, engineers, teachers and students alike.
The path of a musician can be challenging and uncertain but it can also be enriching and great fun! This is the path we chose and we are here as your resource. Explore theory, history, ear training, technique, special topics and overall musicianship.

    131-Melodic Dictation Pt.7-Phrygian Mode

    131-Melodic Dictation Pt.7-Phrygian Mode

    Melodic dictation, the act of transcribing and notating a melody by ear, is a crucial skill for a musician to cultivate. In this episode, we will focus on the ever exotic Phrygian mode. Let's listen!

    • 1 hr 42 min
    130-Listener Compositions Pt.7

    130-Listener Compositions Pt.7

    It is time for our 7th Listener Compositions episode. So let's enjoy the talents of our listeners! This episode will feature the original music of Fred Lancia, Mark Christie, Evan Bjork, Tom Richardson, Nikita Menkov and Devin Montes.

    • 1 hr 47 min
    129-Perfect Pitch

    129-Perfect Pitch

    One out of every 10,000 people have absolute pitch (a.k.a perfect pitch). Many more, epecially musicians, wish they could have it. It's time to discuss this phenomenon and how it differs from relative pitch!

    • 1 hr 4 min
    128-Form and Analysis Pt.5-Baroque Forms

    128-Form and Analysis Pt.5-Baroque Forms

    Continuing our discussion from Ep.114, we will now focus on some of the more widely known forms of the Baroque period (1600-1750 CE). We will discuss the church and chamber sonatas, the French overture, the dance suites and the fugue, just to name a few.

    • 1 hr 23 min
    127-Harmonic Progression Pt.11-Neapolitan Chord

    127-Harmonic Progression Pt.11-Neapolitan Chord

    The Neapolitan chord is a great tool for modulation and for adding intrigue to any chord progression. In this episode, we will talk about it. We will listen to it. 
    We will test our ears and their ability to identify it!

    • 1 hr 16 min
    126-Native American Music Pt.1

    126-Native American Music Pt.1

    Today there are hundreds of Native American communities on the continents of North and South America. With each, their own cultures, cuisines, languages and rituals. But at the heart of all of these communities are dance and music. Let's learn about the sounds and origins of their music! This episode will focus on North America 
    (Canada, The United States and Mexico).

    • 1 hr 2 min

Customer Reviews

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202 Ratings

202 Ratings

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Great show for all levels of interest!

I just discovered this show, and I’m starting from the beginning because I want to learn. I like how the show is structured and how the hosts make very complex information approachable. It is very academic but not dry and lecture like. I still would not survive if I had to rely on my circle of 5ths understanding, but I hope to someday!

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What a treasure!

I’ve been going through the backlogs of this series and it has been an amazing learning experience. My understanding of music theory and terms has improved immeasurably. Thank you! Y’all rock!!

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