Friday, February 09, 2018

Are you more of a classical musician? Jazz musician? A little bit of both?

This article briefly outlines the differences between playing classical music and playing jazz and how it affects the brain’s activity. It explains that jazz pianists have more flexibility with unexpected chords, whereas classical musicians adapt better to abnormal fingering (in their study, they study the brains of pianists) or choice of technique.


There are clear advantages to learning both types of musical styles, so if there’s a style you’re unfamiliar with, try to dabble in a few others to expand your musical horizons!

Check out the article here

Sunday, February 04, 2018

How to Practice Effectively








This video gives us a take on the science of what happens in our brains when we practice on a daily basis. It goes on to tell us how an effective practice should be consistent, focused and should be attacking the problems. It goes on giving us tips and tricks on how to get the most out of our time and practice.

This video should really inspire us all to go practice, but not just playing through pieces but practicing EFFECTIVELY!