Post Category: Musicianship

singer and pianist teaching how to use the real pro app

How to Practice with the iReal Pro

The iReal Pro is an amazing band-in-a-box app.  Although it was initially created for jazz musicians, there are so many wonderful applications of it; it is perfect for singers and instrumentalists ...
jazz musician shows how to use the ireal pro rhythm app

Tutorial: How to use the iReal Pro app

It’s #tutorialtuesday and this was a special request from some of the #theversatilemusician community. This week I created a step-by-step how to use the #irealpro app.  The iReal Pro is an ...
Piano teacher explaining music theory

Piano Skills and Ear Training #4

This is video #4 in my Piano Skills and Ear Training series!  This week we will maneuver through the I-IV-V7-I chord progression in all 12 keys using smooth voice leading.  Once we’ve mastered that, ...
Piano and singing teacher explains music theory and cadences.

Piano Skills and Ear Training #3

This is video #3 in my Piano Skills and Ear Training series.  In this tutorial, we are going to look at a music theory cadence that is very common in almost all genres of music:  the I IV I V7 I ...
Music teacher explaining a perfect cadence while sitting at a piano

Piano Skills and Ear Training #2

Play and sing the Perfect Cadence This tutorial is the second in a series of piano skills and ear training tutorials.  This one shows you how to play and sing the Perfect Cadence: an iconic ...

Piano Skills and Ear Training #1

Want to develop better ears while you also get some new skills together on piano?  In this week’s tutorial, I will show you how to play a simple chord progression on the piano, while you sing.  ...

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