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Open Your Ears to Free Rhythm

Open Your Ears to Free Rhythm

We all want to be free, right? But what is “freedom” in musical terms? The freedom that comes from playing by ear, or mastering an instrument? Free improvisation? Free rhythm? Freestyle? Free… downloads? Perhaps it’s better to talk about multiple...
Tension and Release: Play the Dance of Scale and Chord

Tension and Release: Play the Dance of Scale and Chord

One of the best ways to begin playing by ear is to play chord tones and find your way around the scale by targeting the chord tones through a given chord progression. Many melodies consist mostly of chord tones. But when you rely solely on chord tones for your melody,...
Tim Topham’s Tools for Creative Teaching

Tim Topham’s Tools for Creative Teaching

  Tim Topham is the piano teachers’ piano teacher. While actively working students, he has turned cherished traditions on their heads and taken his “teach differently” approach to the piano teachers themselves through his piano teaching website. Creativity was...
5 Things Guitarists Don’t Do That Hold Them Back

5 Things Guitarists Don’t Do That Hold Them Back

If there is one skill that guitarists should develop more than anything else, what would it be? Most people will tell you things such as rhythm (great answer, but not correct), dexterity (good, but not right) or maybe theory (agree to an extent). But the one thing...
The Funky Ones — What Makes Funk Guitar What It Is

The Funky Ones — What Makes Funk Guitar What It Is

What makes a Funk guitarist? You’ll rarely hear a Funk guitarist take a big solo. They complement the rhythm. Funk is all about the groove, keeping it tight and on The One. Great Funk guitarists follow the rhythm, and then find their spaces in which they can shine,...
Open Your Ears to Amazing Tango

Open Your Ears to Amazing Tango

The history of tango as a musical form is somewhat muddled. Scholars have traced the African origins of the word and the genre, and today there are many variants of tango tradition in different regions of Argentina, Uruguay, Brazil, and other nations. However, to keep...

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