Who Else Wants To Stop Practicing Wrongly?

Hello everyone, It has been a really long time and I am sorry about that.I have spent quite a number of years playing the Piano, for more than half of these years I have been practicing wrongly which in turn greatly affected me. This series is not only limited to pianist, every other musicians will gain greatly from thisPlease...

PRACTICAL WAY TO PLAY ALL 12 KEYS (1)

 If you are reading this, I congratulate you because you are on your way to becoming a better and confident pianist that doesn’t rely on the transpose button.Okay, I would really like to talk a bit about myself (musically of course).My Names are Olowu Daniel.  I started playing the piano 2007 (at least with understanding of what I was...

BREAK FREE: FROM THE BONDAGE OF THE TRANSPOSE BUTTON

“How do you get to play on all keys”? I have been asked this questions like a billion time(that’s obviously an exaggeration though).Most Pianist I meet tell me on how they have tried to achieved this (Practiced vigorously) for quite a long while but then gave up along the way. Truth be told, getting to play on all keys...

PIANO CHORDS 4

Hi Guys, Its been a while here.. I apologize for the break. I will continue the series on PIANO CHORDS. If you are new here, you can check out the previous topic in the series here. In this lesson, we will be looking at the Half Diminished Seventh Chords, Dominant Seventh Chords, Augmented Seventh Chords and the Minor-Major Seventh...

DRUMMERS NULL FACTS 4

SHED/COMPETITIONLooool...The struggle with this one is Real!I mean....even you can relate na... .As drummers, we have come to believe over time and wildly so, that a Drum Shed is a Competition.Matter of Fact we can be looking at a post that says Drum Shed! Drum Shed! and our brains would be reading it as Drum Off!! Drum Off!! .No...

THE “GREAT PARADIDDLE” (2)

Good day,Welcome back from the holidays.Trust we all had a wonderful time spending the holidays.We are back and we will be discussing and learning the remaining types of Paradiddle we have which are:1. Paradiddle-diddle2. Paradiddle-diddle-diddleYou can check out the first lessen hereNote that these concepts were tweaked out of the famous one RLRR or LRLLIf you have been following...

PIANO CHORDS (3): Seventh Piano Chords

Now that you’ve gotten a comprehensive look at how to form intervals, scales, and foundational  chords, let’s take it a step further by expanding our chords. If you are new in this series. Check out the previous lessons.. PIANO CHORDS 1: THE FOUNDATION OF CHORDS    OR PIANO CHORDS 2: DIMINISHED AND AUGMENTED CHORDSWe will be studying the below 7th chords but in this lesson, we will discuss the first four Major seventh chord Minor seventh chord Diminished seventh chord Augmented major seventh chord Half­-Diminished seventh chord Dominant seventh chord Augmented seventh chord Minor-­major seventh chordChord Type:​Major seventh chordScale Formula:​1+3+5+7Interval Formula:​major third...

Can you be that professional saxophonist?

Becoming a professional Saxophonist is obviously not a day job but it can be achieved by fulfilling certain requirements. Listed below are 12 things to keep in mind in becoming a professional saxophonist (an excerpt from bobreynoldsmusic.com)... They are really helpful and insightful. Being a great player should go without saying, but will only carry you so far. Be a...

GETTING AND DETERMINING YOUR TONE AS A DRUMMER 2

Hi Guys,In continuation to the previous post about "Getting and Determining your Tone as a Drummer"We only listed the 6 ways and not defined and went into details .In this lesson we will talk more about each point.Now, Technique: this has to do with a HOW something is being done. Which implies that how you hit the drums when...

GETTING AND DETERMINING YOUR TONE AS A DRUMMER (1)

 (N.B: Every definition or terms used in this material is an intellectual property of Otitoju Olumide. Meanwhile any other external intellectual property or knowledge if used will be referenced). There have been questions raised at different levels concerning certain things about the drum and her drummers which “Getting and determining the TONE is a major concern for Drummers who want...

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