Hat tip to Beyond Bass Camp and Steve Lawson for finding this one. I've written about Evelyn Glennie before but wouldn't you rather hear it come straight from the source? Watch now: Evelyn Glennie: How To Listen To Music With Your Whole Body … [Read more...]
Always Be Training Your Ears
If you hear some music and don't know what it is, figure it out immediately. The next time you hear the same chord progression, melodic structure, or rhythm, you'll probably know what it is. It's usually as simple as that, and not unlike looking up a … [Read more...]
Sound Journal: Ringing
Last week I mentioned creating a sound journal as part of a listening practice and to improve your aural intelligence. So I thought it would be a good idea to give some examples of how to do this by keeping a public diary of sound. Hopefully, this … [Read more...]
Ear Training or Listening Practice?
You can make ear training something you do once in a while or you can make it part of who you are. That's the difference between ear training and a listening practice. Ear training has often been half-jokingly, half-seriously referred to as "ear … [Read more...]
Songwriting Challenges – Where Do I Begin?
One of the most common challenges I hear about songwriting is not knowing where to begin. With the lyrics? With the music? Or something completely different? It's a rather simple challenge to find a solution to, really. Start with a single note or … [Read more...]
Hearing and Consciousness
From Mind Hacks: Tips & Tools for Using Your Brain Hearing is the first sense we develop in the womb. The regions of the brain that deal with hearing are the first to finish the developmental process called myelination, in which the connecting … [Read more...]