Jeff Hunter

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The Music Theory Song

This song, titled ‘Intervals Roasting’, with lyrics by David Rakowski, attempts to encapsulate the fundamentals of music theory in just over two …

Stradivarius stolen from NPR reporter’s father in 1980 returned to family

The violin, one of the finest stringed instruments created by namesake luthier, had been snatched from Nina Totenberg’s father’s office after a concert<p>A Stradivarius violin that was stolen in 1980 has been recovered and returned to the daughters of the renowned violinist and music teacher Roman …

Piano

The 11-year-old taking jazz world by storm

Indonesian pianist Joey Alexander, 11, has debut album out and will play at Newport Jazz Festival<p>An 11-year-old piano prodigy from Indonesia will appear at the prestigious Newport Jazz Festival after taking the American jazz scene by storm.<p>Joey Alexander, who releases his debut album My Favorite …

6 Qualities You Need To Be A Successful Musician

1. They have no other choice<p>Some professional musicians got where they are today due to the fact that they struggled to get other work, or just …

Self-improvement

How Playing Music Benefits Your Brain More than Any Other Activity

“Playing music is the brain’s equivalent of a full-body workout.”<p><i>“Each note rubs the others just right, and the instrument shivers with delight. The feeling is unmistakable, intoxicating,”</i> musician Glenn Kurtz wrote in his sublime meditation on the pleasures of practicing, adding: <i>“My attention</i> …

Flute

Music Sites

Learn about Music Theory<p>free online music theory lessons and exercises, following the ABRSM syllabus for grades one, two, three, four, five and …

Flute

Diminished)

When moving beyond scales and arpeggios in your guitar studies, the next logical step is to build your vocabulary by learning these common jazz …

Electric Guitar

The Minor Pentatonic Scale For Jazz Guitar

Probably the <b>most commonly learned</b>, practiced and used scale by guitarists of all genres is the Minor Pentatonic Scale. This scale is a must-know …

Free Music Theory PDFs for Musicians and Normal People - Logic Pro Expert

Danski October 22, 2014 Music Theory<p>Music Theory teacher Toby W. Rush has created a great collection of free music theory PDFs and released them …

Jazz Legend Wynton Marsalis on the Magic of Music

<i>“Without music I should wish to die,”</i> young Edna St. Vincent Millay wrote in a letter. Music, indeed, has shaped our evolution as a species, can profoundly affect our emotions, and even has a way of enthralling the brain on a neurological level. Learning to listen to music is itself a skill to be …

David Foster Wallace on Writing, Self-Improvement, and How We Become Who We Are

In late 1999, <b>David Foster Wallace</b> (February 21, 1962–September 12, 2008) — poignant contemplator of death and redemption, tragic prophet of the meaning of life, champion of intelligent entertainment, admonisher against blind ambition, advocate of true leadership — called the office of the prolific …

How playing an instrument benefits your brain - Anita Collins

The Art of Self-Renewal: The Pioneering Social Scientist John Gardner on How to Keep Your Work and Your Spirit Alive Over the Long Run

In 1964, the prolific social science writer John W. Gardner published <b>Self-Renewal: The Individual and the Innovative Society</b> (<i>public library</i>) — a forgotten book of extraordinary prescience and warm wisdom, which rings even timelier today. It’s a must-read as much for entrepreneurs and leaders …

Adult piano lessons: Never too late to learn?

When Clemency Burton-Hill returned to piano lessons as an adult, she found herself in good company. Grown-ups everywhere are learning the instrument to relieve stress, focus their minds – and for the sheer joy it brings.<p>They say that youth is wasted on the young, but it’s nothing compared to piano …

Piano

27 Tips for Mastering Anything

12 min read<p>This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>What does it take to become a master at your craft? Is genius innate, or can it be learned?<p>In his book, "<i>Mastery</i>," Robert Greene draws from the latest research, interviews modern masters, and examines the lives of former greats like …

Creativity

How we become what we listen to

I conducted an interesting test years ago. While working with students around North America and Europe I would ask them to lie on the floor in a …

Expect nothing

A tweet by a music industry journalist prompted by yesterday's post advises me to "get a life". The ubiquitous social media epithet of 'get a life' …