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A Taste of the Life and Music of Singer Melody Gardot– From Near Death to Stardom
Melody Gardot via A Taste of the Life and Music of Singer Melody Gardot-- From Near Death to Stardom Playing piano in bars in Philadelphia since age 17, at 19 years old, the now famous singer Melody Gardot, was hit by a car while bike riding.  She was a “vegetable” by her own description, for over a year. By now most of you know the story of how the music itself worked therapeutically, [...]
What is an Ear Trainer?  Will It Make Me a Better Musician, Recording Engineer or Sound Man?
An ear trainer is a system that enables you to hear music and identify the notes chords and keys you are hearing. Take a look at the blog post about perfect pitch and relative pitch. For instance if you wanted to sing a melody right now in the key of F, you could simply start singing and make up the melody, then sit down and write it on a piece of staff paper. So yes, an ear trainer will make you [...]
Do I Need To Achieve Perfect Pitch? And Is It Possible To Learn When I´m A Grown Up?
Image via Wikipedia You remember when you were a little kid and you learned the primary colors? Red, blue, green, yellow, purple, and so on… That learning process you experienced to learn the colors is the same learning process you will need to use if you want to learn to hear musical tones and be able to identify them. It is abstract in a sense, but so are the colors if you think about [...]
Relative Pitch – A Super Fun Part Of Music Training That Will Make Your Singing and Playing SO……. Much Easier
You don’t need perfect pitch if you can master relative pitch. Relative pitch simply means that if you are given a note or chord, from there you can sing another note that you are asked to sing. For instance, if I pay the “c” note on the piano, I can sing the G note. But with perfect pitch, you could simply sing the G note accurately without first hearing any note at all. You can learn [...]
How Can You Write A Collection Of Songs For A CD?<br />Learn The Circle Of Fifths And You’ve Got All You Need!
Image via WikipediaKnowing the circle of fifths, you can write a collection of songs and produce a CD! How is that for a great music tool!! It’s true. The circle of fifths shows you each key signature and then the chords that belong in that key. When you write a song you can refer to it to help you pick chord changes for your song. Here is the tool: Here is how it works. The 12 major key [...]
The Essentials of Music Theory — The Missing Piece of The Performance Puzzle
Image via WikipediaYou’ve probably heard that many successful musicians and performers know very little formal music -- so you may wonder, why learn the essentials of music theory. Well there are some excellent reasons. The good news is you can learn it easily and you don’t need to learn everything, unless you are in classical music. If you are a singer, you may think, “I can hear a song [...]
I Am Married, Have A Job, and Kids…<br /> Can I Start A Band??<br />Y E S !  Absolutely!
Here you are, all grown up, with a family, your dreams of making music just a dim memory…or maybe not. You keep thinking back to the dream you had of being a musician. You had a band in your school days, played some gigs, and then got caught up in being an “adult”, starting a family. But every time you think about getting back into it, you feel alive again, young again. You don’t have to [...]
How Singer Melody Gardot Got Her Groove Back,<br />From Devastating Car Accident To Jazzy Bluesy Singer-Songwriter
This is one sultry singer, Melody Gardot of Paris France, originally from Philadelphia. She was in some bands and did a bit of club singing as a teen, but was not serious about a music career -- that is until her accident. At age 19 while riding her bicycle, she was hit by a car. It was serious, touch and go, for a while she could not even speak. The doctors tried physical therapy, drugs, all [...]
Why Do We Love The Guitar?<a href=””
Sitting around the bonfire on a late summer nigh. The sun sets and the the grasshopper starts singing (Here in Norway, the sun sets in the middle of the nigh in the summer months). Your best friends are there, and someone have brought a guitar. You start singing along with the sweet sound from this great instrument. In the beginning it´s just humming. So, after a while, one by one start to sing [...]
How Can You Become An Unique Musician?
You are unique? Did you know that? There are no other musicians like you in the entire world! You should breake your neck to become the musician you are ment to be. Don´t you ever try to be someone else. Don´t you ever try to be comparable to your favourite musician or singer! If somebody says "You sings just like Celine Dione, Madonna, Paul Pott". That´s nothing to blow horns for! Let [...]
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