What Would a “Triple” Time Signature Be? | Q+A #56

From Adam Neely. Also, thoughts on Talent vs. Skill in music, and cultural appropriation in music and why it’s not really a bad thing. Many thanks to Lewis Aitcheson, Zach F., Andrea Caputo, cecelilyklaine, Jesse, CanSpqr, and gh hg for their insightful questions! Neato analysis of Meshuggah that talks about hypermeters more http://urinieto.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/RhythmSeminar-FinalProject-Nieto2013.pdf Japanese musicians…

How to Play Music in 9/8

From Adam Neely. Unless you grew up in the Balkans, 9/8 and other time signatures are hard to feel! However, identifying and entraining with non-isochronal pulses will help you 1) become a better musician and 2) hopefully maybe be a better person by being able to connect with a different culture. LISTEN TO BIRD ON…

How to Practice Music (without your instrument)

From Adam Neely. Mentally practicing music inside your head can be exhausting, but can actually be super helpful! THE ULTIMATE PRACTICE STUDY SURVEY https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2100211/ Pierre Fournier – Cello Suite (Courante) https://imslp.org/wiki/Special:ImagefromIndex/517652/hfal BOBBY MCFERRIN IS A BEAST https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MMjTISJLNqw https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=81uJZIF9TCs https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aE8b4VyY6ck https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d-diB65scQU (lol, but seriously, this slaps) (⌐■_■) ⦿ Adam Neely T-shirts! ⦿ https://teespring.com/stores/adam-neely-merchandise ⦿ SUPPORT ME…

Whiplash (as reviewed by a jazz musician)

From Adam Neely. Whiplash was a great movie that got jazz wrong – admittedly in subtle ways. Come join me in this half hour (!) exploration of how the movie portrays contemporary jazz culture in NYC. AWESOME blog post by Ethan Iverson about Whiplash and Buddy Rich https://ethaniverson.com/rhythm-and-blues/the-drum-thing-or-a-brief-history-of-whiplash-or-im-generalizing-here/ Interview with Justin Hurwitz https://www.mpaa.org/2014/09/whiplash-composer-justin-hurwitz-settles-the-score/ Peter Erskine…

“Correct” Music Theory Analysis…. | Q+A #54

From Adam Neely. Also, what is “tinnitus relative pitch,” and should you be thinking of the names of notes are you’re playing? Many thanks to AliceCDE, PatientMental, TheBradleyClarke, Disney Jazzcore, Alex Hristache, Leonardo NCS, Raymond Visconti and DonkeyBong for their insightful questions! 0:13 Can you talk about the chords in Satie’s 1st Gymnopédie 4:51 Your…

1 Tip for Performing Complicated Music (that I learned the hard way)

From Adam Neely. Check out Shubh Saran’s awesome music here! https://open.spotify.com/artist/2F9WG9ugzneeesOZfmQ18V?si=FDBTUmOVT8K8RitsGhUJfw (not that I’m going to be his first call sub anytime soon) (⌐■_■) ⦿ Adam Neely T-shirts! ⦿ https://teespring.com/stores/adam-neely-merchandise ⦿ SUPPORT ME ON PATREON ⦿ http://www.patreon.com/adamneely ⦿ FOLLOW ME ON THE INTERNETS ⦿ http://www.facebook.com/adamneely http://www.instagram.com/its_adamneely ⦿ Check out some of my music ⦿ http://sungazermusic.bandcamp.com

We don’t play our instruments for 4 minutes and 33 seconds

From Adam Neely. Thanks to SAMURAIGUITARIST for joining me! Without his sick licks, this recording would not have been possible. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCj1Jtb8xLUzFAm8J-Q1e1MQ Recorded at Guitcon 2018, thanks to Warwick/Framus #guitcon2018 More resources for 4’33” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l7xIS_Gobcc https://youtu.be/lluvJOIBO7w https://youtu.be/-LDX7_wSXLI (⌐■_■) ⦿ Adam Neely T-shirts! ⦿ https://teespring.com/stores/adam-neely-merchandise ⦿ SUPPORT ME ON PATREON ⦿ http://www.patreon.com/adamneely ⦿ FOLLOW ME ON THE…

How to Not Suck at Music (w/ Rick Beato)

From Adam Neely. Viewer-submitted critiques of compositions and arrangements coming atcha from myself, Adam Neely, and lord of internet music teaching, Rick Beato himself. Shot at #guitcon2018 Check out Rick’s Channel here, if, for some strange reason, you haven’t already subscribed. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJquYOG5EL82sKTfH9aMA9Q SEND ALL SUBMISSIONS TO: howtonotsuckatmusic@gmail.com Thanks to Isaiah Koscho, Alex McPhail and Nejc…

Orchestrating Video Game Music (for live orchestra)

From Adam Neely. CHECK OUT CHARLIE ROSEN AND THE 8-BIT BIG BAND HERE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2cRPzzZV8u0 (⌐■_■) ⦿ Adam Neely T-shirts! ⦿ https://teespring.com/stores/adam-neely-merchandise ⦿ SUPPORT ME ON PATREON ⦿ http://www.patreon.com/adamneely ⦿ FOLLOW ME ON THE INTERNETS ⦿ http://www.facebook.com/adamneely http://www.instagram.com/its_adamneely ⦿ Check out some of my music ⦿ http://sungazermusic.bandcamp.com http://insideoutsidemusic.bandcamp.com http://adamneelymusic.bandcamp.com Peace, Adam

How to busk

From Adam Neely. How do you go about playing music on the street? I asked Matt from Too Many Zooz, and went busking with Mary Spender and Ian Barnett. MARY’s channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/maryspender TOO MANY ZOOZ: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xV7nHX2RLjQ IAN BARNETT: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XnudozZJTTI (cameo from augie bello – https://www.instagram.com/augie_bello/) Joshua Bell Stuff: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vArST0dVOl4 https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/magazine/pearls-before-breakfast-can-one-of-the-nations-great-musicians-cut-through-the-fog-of-a-dc-rush-hour-lets-find-out/2014/09/23/8a6d46da-4331-11e4-b47c-f5889e061e5f_story.html?utm_term=.25d834d4fcb0 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hnOPu0_YWhw&t=27s (⌐■_■) ⦿ Adam Neely…