How To Improve Sight Reading Piano – Practice Exercises To Get Better Quickly

How To Improve Sight Reading Piano – Practice Exercises To Get Better Quickly

Even though I started taking piano lessons at the age of four, reading music has never been my strong suit. I have always been better at learning by ear and improvising. Sight reading (the act of reading music you’ve never played and playing it as you read) has always been a major source of insecurity…

10 Best Baritone Ukuleles For Beginners 2024

10 Best Baritone Ukuleles For Beginners 2024

If you’re shopping for a baritone ukulele specifically, it’s probably because you know what you’re looking for. A baritone ukulele usually measures 30” in length and features a slightly lower tuning compared to a soprano, concert, or tenor ukulele (it’s also bigger). People who love ukuleles generally end up with multiple models. In this guide,…

13 Benefits Of Singing For A Healthier, Happier Life

13 Benefits Of Singing For A Healthier, Happier Life

Humans love to sing! Almost all of us sing to ourselves in our downtime. Singing relieves stress and makes us happy. It also helps keep you healthy, and leads to living a longer life – seriously, it’s proven! In fact, the scientific evidence correlating singing to better mood, better health, and better social connectivity is…

14 Best Songwriting Contests 2024 You Can Enter To Test Your Writing Skills

14 Best Songwriting Contests 2024 You Can Enter To Test Your Writing Skills

Songwriting contests vary in their size and scope, but they are great ways to test your skills and try to gain exposure. Winning a song competition provides more than prizes – they can be a great intro to the music industry and help you build a compelling story too. Some contests have thousands of entrants,…

Train Your Ears Vs Soundgym 2024, The Best Ear Training Software Compared

Train Your Ears Vs Soundgym 2024, The Best Ear Training Software Compared

Ear training software is a relatively new development. Until recently, you had to purchase or borrow cassette tape and CD based programs that were kind of clunky and hard to use. Now we have apps that help you accomplish more in considerably less time! Whether you’re a sound engineer or music producer, there’s great value…

11 Best Tenor Saxophone Ligatures 2024 For Improved Sound & Security

11 Best Tenor Saxophone Ligatures 2024 For Improved Sound & Security

So, what part of your tenor saxophone affects your instrument’s tone? The right answer is every part. And, of course, it depends a lot on the person playing the sax too. But in this guide, we’re talking tenor saxophone ligatures. The ligature can affect your instrument’s performance, tone, as well as its overall “tightness” (how…

45 Best Songs About Summer

45 Best Songs About Summer

All seasons of the year can be amazing, but there’s something magical about summer, isn’t there? Many of us associate it with hot weather, hitting the beach, going on vacation, and taking a break from normal everyday life, even if we don’t get a lot of time off. Musicians are just as tuned into this…

13 Best FREE Choir VSTs 2024 [With A Few Paid Plugin Libraries In The Mix]

13 Best FREE Choir VSTs 2024 [With A Few Paid Plugin Libraries In The Mix]

So, you’re looking to incorporate the sound of a choir in your production. Only problem? You don’t have access to a choir. You could sit in your studio all day multi-tracking your vocals (and maybe get a few friends in there). But that can be a long, laborious process. Well, if ultra-realism isn’t too much…