Michael Uglymen ~ Life Beyond The Visible Horizon

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Advantages of Learning Music

Q: Why learning music is one of the best thing you could do in your life? Apply the priceless elements you learnt in music in your daily life, your studies, your career, your family, and your every thing! It helps in shaping you into a better person. 1) Visualization / Interpretation In order to play […]

Interview: Stephen Barber

Compiled and additional editing by michael. Interview with Stephen Barber -World reknown composer -Grammy Awards winner -Co-wrote tracks and played synthesizer for Eric Johnson in “Ah Via Musicom” -The keyboard player who you see playing with Eric in the G3 concert 1. From reading your bio, it is easy to see that you were destined […]

Practice Hints for all Musicians

1. “Genius is the ability to avoid work by doing it right at the first time.” 2. “Think ten times, play once.” 3. Plan, play, criticise. Stop, look, listen. 4. Practice exactly as you intend to perform. The way you sound in the practice room is the way you will sound on stage. P/S: Guitarist […]

Efficient Practice for Piano Players

SEVEN SUGGESTIONS TO HELP PROMOTE EFFICIENT PRACTICE FOR PIANO PLAYER p/s: Can be applied on other instruments too. 1. Practice dynamics backwards. Begin first with the peak of the phrase and work on the diminuendo. 2. Practice phrasing over the bar-line. Count 2-3-4-1 or use similarly the wording “and-go-to-here” 3. Begin at the end of […]

Using a capo

A capo is a clamp that you can use on different frets of the guitar to change the pitch of the open strings. Each fret on the guitar is a half step, therefore if you put a capo on the 1st fret, all of the open strings will sound a half step higher that normal. […]