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...]
Benjamin Zander: Classical Music With Shining Eyes
I will never say anything that couldn't stand as the last thing I ever say. … [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...]
There Is Nothing Boring In Life. Only Boring People.
There is a common misconception that "things" can be boring. You may find doing your taxes boring. But some people find it riveting. Therefore, we can't say that doing taxes is boring. "It" is not boring. Then what part of that sentence or thought is … [Read more...]
Absolute Pitch Ear Training Podcast 10-06-06
Topics covered: The art and craft of absolute pitch hearing. Download: Absolute Pitch Ear Training Podcast 10-06-06 … [Read more...]
Understanding The Art And Craft Of Absolute Pitch Hearing
Learning to hear with absolute pitch requires both talent and tenacity. Little talent? Tenacity can help get you there. But if you lack tenacity, then you won't even have the desire to learn. But focus on the reasons why you want to hear with … [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...]
What’s The Most Powerful Technique For Perfect Pitch?
Jim: Ok, I just want to know what you think the most powerful technique for perfect pitch is. I usually just play an A chord and then randomly choose a note to figure out. It works pretty good but Im sure you've got a better trick. Graham: Jim, … [Read more...]