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Post Category: Musicianship

Understanding the Circle of Fifths

The Circle of 5ths is a music theory concept that works as a useful tool for musicians of any background or genre.  The Circle of Fifths can be used as a theory tool to understand key signatures, ...

The Ultimate Guide to Solfege

I am a huge believer in solfege for singers and instrumentalists of all genres – yes, even pop and rock!  Solfege is an incredible, measurable tool for building musicianship skills and ear ...
Practice with me - how to clap sixteenth notes. Brenda Earle Stokes clapping rhythms with sixteenth notes in notation on the page.

Sixteenth note rhythm exercises

Sixteenth notes can be a real source of dread for even the most experienced musicians.  In this tutorial, I will take you through some fantastic sixteenth note rhythm exercises that will help you ...
Piano Chord Inversions explained. Brenda Earle Stokes smiling in front of hands on the piano keyboard. Piano Skills for Singers written in yellow lettering

Piano for Singers – Piano Chord Inversions Explained

Piano Chord Inversions Explained! Since piano chord inversions can feel super confusing, I made this video to clearly and simply explain how to think about it and how to practice it. You will learn ...
Sing the Melodic Minor Scale in Solfege. Picture of a piano keyboard with Brenda Earle Stokes signing Kodaly hand signs

Solfege Practice – Melodic Minor Scale

This post will take you through how to sing the Melodic Minor Scale in Solfege using the Kodaly hand signs. I dive deep into all things solfege in The Ultimate Guide to Solfege.  Check it out! Solfege ...
Sing the harmonic minor scale in moveable do solfege

Solfege Practice – Harmonic Minor Scale

This video will take you through an easy Solfege practice in harmonic minor.  Solfege is a powerful tool that is often used for singers, but is amazing for musicians of any level.   Solfege helps you ...

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