Smartphone technology has become as ubiquitous as automobiles. In Austin, Texas, a city that is widely known as the "Live Music Capital of the World," smartphones have been embraced by the music community not just as a way to document and promote, but to create music.
D.Gray-Man is still going in manga from, although unfortunately the anime show is done. It did leave us with this amazing song though, called "Musician". Watch this video to learn how to play it perfectly on piano and show you love for Allen Walker properly.
What to do when you got no ideas and are just getting frustrated with your production software? Try some of these ideas! Watch these FL Studio tips for the un-inspired Producer and learn how to break the musician's block!
This achievement occurs very early on in Ilomilo - the menu screen, to be precise. When you hear the background music start to play, play along with it. This will earn you the Musician achievement worth 20 gamerscore in Xbox Live Arcade.
Check out this instructional video that shows you how to survive financially as a musician. This is part 21 of Dave Weiner's Riff of the Week series titled "Viewer's Choice - Off Tour/A Trio Riff." Become a rock star skills by learning a few tips on how to make a living off of being a professional musician.
Meet Vi Hart, our charming host. Vi is a self-labeled "mathematical musician", who burns paper instruments, cuts food into mathematical shapes, twists balloons into mathematical models, and makes mathematical music with candy buttons.
Looking to be the world's best violinist or fastest banjo player? If you didn't start practicing when you were a kid, learning a new stringed instrument is extremely challenging. But an upcoming device may change all of that, if you don't mind being shocked by 28 different electrodes.
Music theory, for any musician, is EXTREMELY important to know if you expect playing in any form of professional capacity. But if you can't afford to go to Berklee College of Music or Musician's Institute, then you can get almost the same education in this great video! In this video you will learn the basics of the minor Blues scale, 12 tone technique, polychords, chordal chords, and tone clusters. Truly amazing work and make sure you have a pen and piece of paper to take notes!
As a musician, whether it be Piano, Guitar, Bass, vocals, what have you, learning the Blues is incredibly important to not only being a better musician, but also to passing on the heritage of American music in general and keeping it alive! In this fantastic lesson you learn how to play the Blues scale, licks and some right hand technique to get you started!
Being a musician, whether experienced or just starting out, if you don't know your basic music theory, then you're selling yourself short on a wealth of knowledge! If you're just getting started and have never learned theory, this is where you begin. In this video you will get a basic over view of the staff, bar lines and double bar lines, treble clef, bass clef and the grand staff.
Soloing is something that every guitar player should learn. Being able to solo on command is crucial to being a great professional musician period! If you know all five of your patterns and are still just playing in the box patterns without much movement, then this video will help break you out of your cage! Dave Hill, a teacher at Musician's Institute, goes into great detail showing you how to use a technique called "Shape Shifting" by moving your lines through each of the patterns on the ne...
First off, don't be frustrated. YOU CAN DO IT! Contrary to the message in the image above, it's NOT over. It's just beginning. And when it comes to solving the New York Times crossword puzzle, the old cliche does apply: practice makes perfect.
Just playing the same sixteenth notes over and over and over again in your solos can become stale after a while, and even if you learn every scale and every lick in the world, if you play them all with the same rhythmic dictation, it can get stale fast and you will lose a lot of your audience members! In this fantastic video lesson, Jeff Marshal, instructor at Musician's Institute, gives you an in depth look into adding rhythmic varieties into your solos.
In the world of shred, blues, jazz, rock, heck, in any world where you play guitar, one of the toughest, and interesting methods for picking is called hybrid picking, a combination of using both your pick and fingers to get more notes and more inventive and interesting licks and rhythm guitar phrases. In this video, Greg Harrison, a teacher at Musician's Institute, gives you an in-depth lesson on using hybrid picking with shred guitar to really increase speed and also add a new flavor to your...
Being a good rhythm guitar player isn't always about just knowing the chords, knowing how to break them apart and use their basic components in a creative was is also incredibly important. In this incredibly detailed video, teacher at Musician's Institute, Dan Gilbert, gives us a lesson on using triads as a base for licks and inventive ways of playing over a chord progression.
A cool technique on the guitar is Galloping Harmonics, combining the galloping rhythmic figure with harmonics and making it a little funky with some slap guitar, originally made famous by Regi Wooten! In this video, Jude Gold, head of GIT (Guitar Institute of Technology) at Musician's Institute completely breaks down the entire process of learning how to get the sound, the feel, and the technique down.
Ear training is incredibly important to any musician. Knowing to hear and identify root and chord movement and being able to analyze a chord progression quickly is so important to your career. In this video you will get a great ear training lesson on how to analyze the chord progression of a song simply by using the movement of the melody to identify the tonic and chord progression.
Get all of the makeup and hair tutorials you need from Pursebuzz.com. In this video tutorial, you'll learn how to style your hair like Kate Voegele's from One Tree Hill. This is the perfect rockers hair that mimics Voegele's, the singer-songwriter, musician, and actress from the Cleveland area. You pretty much just need two curling irons and some hairspray... 99 Times Kate Voegele.
Learning how to play guitar, keyboards, bass, even singing, you have to train your ear. Being an intelligent musician and being able to convey ideas is INCREDIBLY important in any professional situation. Learning how to hear various intervals from a root note will open up new avenues of understanding, playing by ear and more! In this video you will get a lesson on intervals as well as some home work to practice with!
It's extremely important as a musician to learn how to play the 12 bar blues. Understanding how to feel your way through all 12 bars without getting lost and staying in time is crucial to you succeeding in other styles of music. If you're looking to spice up your 12 bar blues with something a little more melodic, check out this great video lesson! You will learn how to play an Elmore James, Chicago Blues style 12 bar blues riff over the chord progression using finger picking.
Jazz is a complicated style of music that takes a completely different style of thinking and playing to even do it somewhat decently. Soloing in its own right is the toughest, but there's a great way of getting started, and thanks to Jeff Richman from Musician's Institute, you will learn how! In this amazing video lesson, he goes through showing you the various ways of using melodies and key centers to really bring out your solo over any sort of Jazz Changes.
Soloing over a large amount of Jazz changes can be tough, with the chord changes sometimes spanning through two or three different keys. One trick to soloing in Jazz to solo over the chord tones of the chords that are being played. You can either use only the 3rd and 7th the chords, as well as using triads and arpeggios. In this amazing video lesson from Jeff Richman from Musician's Institute, you will learn how to apply all these techniques over Jazz changes.
Even though this video is for guitar, learning how to improve your internal clock to feel tempos and measures is important for ALL instruments. If you can't sync up with a metrenome you can't sync up with the drums, and quite frankly no one will want to play with you at that point. But don't worry, if you're having trouble with your timing and are looking for a way to help improve your internal clock, Pathik Desai from Musician's Institute, has a great lesson in store for you! You'll learn so...
Every once in a while you're going to run into an odd meter song, and one of the most common is 7/8 (7 eighth notes per measure). If you listen to a lot of Frank Zappa then odd meter is nothing new to you. If you're not familiar with odd timing, or are having trouble lining up, this amazing guitar lesson from Ross Bolton, an instructor at Musician's Institute, can help you out. In this video you will learn how to count 7/8 meter as well as play it and apply it to funk guitar.
Funk music is about the pocket and about the groove. As a guitar player, your job is to try to fit in the best that you can with the rest of the rhythm section, which means not stepping on other peoples toes. But when it's your time to shine, being able to use a little melody in your funk rhythms can go a long way! In this amazing video, Dave Hill, a teacher at Musician's Institute, goes into detail on how to not only play the three note triads of the chords you're playing over but also all t...
The 12 bar Blues is something that EVERY musician should know how to play. It may be "simple music" but as they say, "simple music is the hardest kind of music to play". Understanding the theory behind the 12 bar Blues is crucial to feeling measures and also gives you a chance to really make a very simple three chord phrase your own. In this video you will learn how to understand, play and feel the 12 bar Blues in it's various forms including the major, minor and dominant Blues.
In this soaring demonstration, deaf percussionist Evelyn Glennie leads the audience through an exploration of music not as notes on a page, but as an expression of the human experience. Playing with sensitivity and nuance informed by a soul-deep understanding of and connection to music, she talks about a music that is more than sound waves perceived by the human ear. She illustrates a richer picture that begins with listening to yourself, and includes emotion and intent as well as the complex...
Don't get frustrated, this technique isn't that easy! Charles Sedlak shows you how to perform Flamenco triplets on your guitar. Take your time, it's nothing to kill yourself over. If so, then you shouldn't be a musician.
If you're looking to learn 12 bar blues on the keyboard, this short but simple video will show you the steps. 12 bar blues is an invaluable thing to know as a musician. You can play it on keys, (obviously) and it's been famously played on guitar for more than a century. Once you learn 12 bar blues, you'll be able to play literally thousands of songs, or, have the foundation to right your own. Get learning, and get blue today! Oh I'm feeling so blue...
Nana Osaki is like the complete opposite of Sailor Moon. Unlike Sailor Moon, who's super blond, ditzy, and a fan of pleated mini dresses, Nana, star of her own namesake manga series, is a bit goth, punk, and sullen, perfect for a musician.
If you're a musician, but can't cover the cost of an expensive recording studio to get your song onto a playable media, then this video is what you need. It will show you how to make your own high-quality home music recording studio on a shoestring budget! If you're trying to get the attention of big music record labels, you need some hgih-quality sounds, but you don't need the high-quality costs! The setup is pretty simple— a microphone, MP3 player, sound mixer, headphones and a good-quality...
As a touring musician, you never really have a lot of time to sit down and do things like this, but you're in for a treat. Lady Antebellum's guitar player Dave Haywood gives you an in-depth video lesson on how to play the rhythm gutiar part in "Need You Know" while out on their Keith Urban tour. You will learn the chords that he used and also some of the methods that he used in fingering his chords, as well as putting the capo on the 4th. fret. Although what isn't clear is what tuning his gui...
Rapper Lil' Wayne has admitted he can't read, instead citing that his musical prowress comes naturally to him. While this may work for the musician, most piano players, singers, and sax players can benefit from a lesson in music theory or two.
Learning to play the guitar can be a stressful, tedious process, especially when trying to master today's song by ear. This easy to follow video tutorial takes even the most novice guitarist through 3 Days Grace hit song "Never Too Late." She'll play the song in full, and then break it down in easy to follow steps, posting both guitar terminology for the experienced musician, or shows you where to place your fingers on the neck of the instrument for more novice guitar players. No matter if yo...
The ukulele is a beautiful and unique stringed instrument that is perfect for the traveling musician because it is so portable and relatively inexpensive. In this how to video, Aldrine walks you through the steps of restringing your mini axe. Take is slowly, be careful, and enjoy your newly-stringed ukulele. Once you get a hang of this stringing technique you will be able to play some easy songs on the uke.
Knowing music theory never hurt anyone—not Bach, not Chopin, not Schoenberg. Even if you fancy yourself a musical iconoclast, the better you know the rules of music, the better equipped you'll be to break them down the line. In this free video music theory lesson, you'll learn how to use and understand the most frequently used terms and phrases in music theory. For more information, including a very thorough overview, watch this helpful musician's guide.
Knowing music theory never hurt anyone—not Bach, not Chopin, not Schoenberg. Even if you fancy yourself a musical iconoclast, the better you know the rules of music, the better equipped you'll be to break them down the line. In this free video music theory lesson, you'll learn how to do simple major-to-major transposition. For more information, including a very thorough overview, watch this helpful musician's guide.
Knowing music theory never hurt anyone—not Bach, not Chopin, not Schoenberg. Even if you fancy yourself a musical iconoclast, the better you know the rules of music, the better equipped you'll be to break them down the line. In this free video music theory lesson, you'll learn how to generate a simple melody line using music theory. For more information, including a very thorough overview, watch this helpful musician's guide.
Knowing music theory never hurt anyone—not Bach, not Chopin, not Schoenberg. Even if you fancy yourself a musical iconoclast, the better you know the rules of music, the better equipped you'll be to break them down the line. In this free video music theory lesson, you'll learn how to generate major and minor triad chords. For more information, including a very thorough overview, watch this helpful musician's guide.
Knowing music theory never hurt anyone—not Bach, not Chopin, not Schoenberg. Even if you fancy yourself a musical iconoclast, the better you know the rules of music, the better equipped you'll be to break them down the line. In this free video music theory lesson, you'll learn how to determine the root or "home" key of a song. For more information, including a very thorough overview, watch this helpful musician's guide.