Tag: ear training

How to Get Better at Singing

By Ty Samuelson

Lots of musicians, whether they are in a rock band or interested in opera are interested in how to get better at singing. It takes three things: practice, dedication, and a good training program, whether it is a teacher or something else.

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Of course, there are a few steps along the way. Ears, voice, and body must work together to make a sound, and just as with any other instrument, any slight changes to the shape or condition of the body can have drastic effects on the end result.

First thing you’ll want to do is train your ears. Your ears help you determine if your vocal chords are singing the right pitches. Ear training is one of the essential courses of study at any university level music program, and transcends all instruments.Continue reading How to Get Better at Singing

Learning To Play Piano Chords

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By Ian G Williamson

What Are Piano Chords?

If you are playing several notes at the same time, then you are playing piano chords. Simply put, when multiple notes are played together, piano chords are achieved. The chords then come together to form a melody. Every song that you hear has a melody and it is through each melody that music is achieved. Sound complicated? Well, that’s ok because it really isn’t as difficult as it sounds.

As a musician, whether it be professional or hobbyist, you will need to learn the various types of piano chords. The more that you understand about piano chords, the more variety you will have when playing. If you want to write your own music, you not only need an ear for tunes, but also the understanding of how to make them come together. A good instructor will introduce you to piano chords during lessons .

If you already have some experience, but simply want a better understanding of advanced piano chords, discuss these options with a private tutor or music teacher. By gaining an understanding of what sounds good and what doesn’t, you will have the undeniable edge over other budding musicians.Continue reading Learning To Play Piano Chords