A lot of times, when referring to an interval, people will refer to it as a Number instead of the actual note. The example is that A B C# D E F# can be written as 1 2 3 4 5 6. This is effective because it easily allows you to change keys and transpose. […]
When someone tells you that you can’t do something then look them in the face and prove them wrong. Lance Armstrong overcame cancer, Michael Jordan overcame being cut from his High School Basketball team. Michael Phelps achieved every Gold Medal in the Olympic in 2008. But let’s take it further into every day living. Don’t […]
This is similar to my How to Read Music tutorial. I get a lot of questions regarding note durations. The idea is that the flag is what tells you how long you should play a note. In addition, the note head also dictates the duration. Watch the video above, and you’ll be good to go!
Whuffaoke was bring Karaoke music TO THE STREETS! And I just don’t mean in New York City, but the entire USA. I joined Tony Bacigalupo, Alex Hillman, Tara Hunt and more on their adventure of the mobile karaoke machine during their NYC date! This is awesome on so many levels. People from all over coming […]
Silence is the most powerful and important part in conversation, presentations, and even music. Too many times I see people walking down the street with their iPods or mp3 players. I feel its important that people take a break from that. As a result, I wanted to shoot this video, as a reminder to take […]
Learning scales can be difficult. There are a few tricks to going about and speeding up the process. Understand that there are also Modes, too. You’ll be happy to learn that all the chords you know, as well as the modes and scales are all related! Watch this video for some tricks and tips!
Tapping is a lot of fun. This technique allows you to stretch and hit notes that would other wise not be possible to reach with only your fret hand. The idea is the grasp your pic so that your fingers are free. At that point, you simply ‘tap’ the fretboard and hammer on and pull […]
This video was the idea of Rana. She’s amazing ;) So basically, we took cupcakes and drew different music durations notes throughout. Then we used duck tape to make a treble clef on my table, and we placed the cupcakes in order to make a melody. This video was a blast. Its’ our first one, […]
Sibelius 6 is the latest installment of the best music engraver around. There are a bunch of new features in this one that my older version didn’t have. One of them is “Panoramic View”, which allows the sheet music to be read without page breaks, and the other is “Guitar and Piano input” which allows […]
Don’t be afraid to express yourself. But remember: “Be yourself, because everybody else is already taken.”
What are the differences between Bass and Guitar? Bass has 4 strings (E A D G), Guitar has 6 strings (E A D G B E) Bass is tuned 2 Octaves lower than Guitar Guitar usually plays chords, whereas Bass usually plays single notes.
Youtube Live marked a new era in shows and performances – both in music and other art forms. Last night was the first ever annual Youtube Live Concert, and it was everything I’d hoped it be. Interesting that it was neither an award show, or a talent show – rather, it was a performance show […]
At the New Media Expo I was on a panel with iJustine and Gary Vaynerchuk of Wine Library TV. The panel was moderated by Mashable.com‘s Ben Parr. We spoke about where New Media is headed and what its done for us. Gary and I laughing and just having a good time. Ahhhh… taking in the […]
Understanding Complex Time Signatures