“You And The Night And The Music” – John Stowell & Bryn Roberts – Thursday Tunes: Episode 44




Top 3 Reasons Why Diaphragmatic Breathing Is Number 1 for Preparing Your Voice for Training

If you have only experienced difficulty with your breath control when you sing, then you might be missing out on a very simple technique that only deep diaphragmatic breathing exercises can help you develop. I hate to have to sound like a broken record at times, but breathing is everything–if you want to hold your notes like a pro. I know it might sound a little basic, AND predictable, but it will make a world of difference to your singing. The more your breathing gets in the way of your ability to sing flawlessly, the more you’ll want to learn the secret to good breath control. In this article, you’re going to be amazed to find just how effective a simple breathing exercise is for preparing the voice for training.

Understanding the Music Lessons Process

Your music lessons can be a negative experience, if you take lessons from someone who is not a true music teacher. However, having said that, it is, in reality, not the music lessons that are at fault. Several elements come into play here. The first element is the teacher.

The Earliest Age To Start Piano

Having taught piano for many years, a very popular question that I am often asked is “When can my child start piano lessons?” No matter how many different ways that question has been asked, I say the answer varies that many times.

Busting a Musical Myth – Not Everyone Can Learn to Sing or Play Music

Musical myth is always all around us in our world, so are opinions as to what is the best way to go about learning to make music. It is in this whirlpool of very strong musical opinions that I offer to take on the Musical Myth the Not everyone can learn to sing or play an instrument.

Improve Your Guitar Practice Routine!

In this article, I discuss how you can quickly achieve your music goals through a more effective practice routine. Applies to any instrument!

Is Your Child Achieving the Success They Deserve in Their Piano Music Exams?

Has your child lost enthusiasm for their music studies or do you feel they could achieve better exam results? Tips to improve your success and inspire your practice time!

How To Play Cool Tapping Licks On Lead Guitar

Tapping is definitely one of the coolest lead guitar techniques. Once you master it, you can play some pretty amazing licks and solos.

Choosing a Beginner Clarinet for Your Child

Starting out on any musical instrument can be a bit overwhelming, especially if you are going to be playing an acoustic instrument. (You don’t plug it in.) After years of playing and teaching the clarinet I found there are some very practical things you can do as a parent when choosing a clarinet for your children. If you take this advice you can save money and in some cases a lot of money and start your children on their musical path with as little stress as possible.

Discovering Your Niche

I launched my first year of teaching the piano over 20 years ago. Back then I noticed two high school students showing two different attitudes towards the music I had assigned them to practice. Lessons books were assigned at their level of skillful playing. I would say that both of the piano students were playing at Level Four which is for the late intermediate-early advanced player.

Why to Learn Acoustic Guitar First?

Acoustic Guitar is called as ‘The Beginner Instrument’. This article briefs why beginners should start learning acoustic first & not by directly picking up electric guitar.

The Top 3 Simple Ways to Prevent Vocal Strain When You Sing

If you have only experienced vocal strain when you sing and want to get out of that hell hole, then you will need to first understand the way your voice is actually meant to travel… especially when you sing. We normally speak from the throat, and when we shout (see some politicians), we would usually feel the strain in the throat also. So let’s move away from talking and screaming for a moment. Let’s say you now want to use your voice to sing. Now because we don’t murmur when we sing, your natural reflex would be to shout because you want to be heard. This article will aim to show you how to retrain your voice to prevent vocal strain when you sing.

Learning How to Read Music – Introduction

Do you have a dream to play a musical instrument, sing or write songs? Learning how to read music is a critical skill set that you will need to be a successful musician. Some compare it to being literate. I would agree with that assessment. Believe it or not learning how to read music can be surprisingly easy and fun. You just need to have a little motivation, a good plan and some encouragement as you learn.

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