Once more from the beginning…how to learn piano as an adult

Remember learning piano for the first time? If you're like most of us it'll have been scales and nursery rhymes, learning each hand separately and then combining them. Well Andrew Quartermain, concert pianist and director of Pro Corda (the UK's chamber music school) has other ideas! He's developed a new method for teaching piano to [...]

By | 2017-05-18T14:07:26+00:00 May 18th, 2017|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Copycat! The power of transcription in learning music

For many musicians, even pros, the discipline of transcription - listening to a piece of music and accurately rendering it in musical notation - occupies a guilty blind spot. The great classical maestros and jazz soloists are constantly prescribing it as a means to musical advancement, but it feels medicinal; we know it's good for us, [...]

By | 2017-10-05T16:56:37+00:00 May 17th, 2017|Uncategorised|0 Comments

How to do slow-motion and looping video on MusicGurus.com

Today, we just introduced a new feature on MusicGurus.com: the ability to loop any part of our video tutorials, and to slow them down without changing pitch. This was the number one feature that all of you requested. Now you can capture the distinct sound of our gurus – whether that be the virtuoso [...]

By | 2017-05-19T15:01:23+00:00 May 17th, 2017|Uncategorised|0 Comments

From tuba to the charts – the making of a pop producer

The role of a producer has changed dramatically in recent years. The puppet master figures of the past have come out from the shadows to share performance credits and stages with the stars. At its heart though production is a craft. It requires considerable knowledge and experience, as well as that instinct for musical magic.  Paul [...]

By | 2017-08-16T10:04:05+00:00 May 16th, 2017|Uncategorised|0 Comments