Should You Learn to Read Sheet Music? | Q+A

From Adam Neely. Also, what is Harmony of the Spheres/Musica Universalis? What is your opinion on music critics? And many more awesome and interesting questions about music! insaneintherainmusic’s EWI video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2nBJjL-NV1U Many thanks to xDEZIOx, james frank, blindmanwithecholocation, Ian Leggett, Tobiasz Fic, Justin Davis, Caleb Scola and Steven Backenstoes for your insightful questions! 0:13 Are…

They announced MIDI 2.0

From Adam Neely. MMA has confirmed MIDI 2 at NAMM 2019. More to follow. (⌐■_■) ⦿WHAT’S THE BACKGROUND MUSIC?! (my band!)⦿ https://spoti.fi/2AKAAQ6 ⦿ 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 more of my music ⦿ http://sungazermusic.bandcamp.com http://insideoutsidemusic.bandcamp.com

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…