With so many uniques paths to travel down in music, the possibilities are endless. That’s the beauty of art- there is no right or wrong answer, simply differences of opinion. Welcome to Learning Chronicles.
So Much Music With So Few Notes
We’re equipped with only twelve notes in Western music. It’s an incredible thing that we are able to have so much beautiful music with so few notes to put together! Think about how different a symphonic piece of music sounds compared to a heavy rock trio. Instruments, styles, techniques, and concepts weigh heavily on the output of music. We start with some simple questions to get the ball rolling.
How do you choose between acoustic guitar or electric guitar? To start voice lessons, are there advantages to studying classical or pop singing? Should you practice solo or with an ensemble? In this new learning chronicles series, we will be exploring the similarities and differences between two ideas, concepts, products, or styles. Each article to come will look a bit more in depth at two opposing forces!
This or That?
Whether you’re looking to compare acoustic guitars versus electric guitars, grand pianos versus keyboards, a variety of woodwinds, drums, or orchestral instruments, we’re going to consider several interesting comparisons. Looking to understand the pros and cons of digital audio workstations and production software, or perhaps understand which is best for live performance? We’ll tackle that. Beyond instruments, learning methodologies are often the subject of great debate! Method books versus Youtube series… don’t worry, we’ve got you covered.
Stylistic nuances will often come with unique technical aspects, too. While most technical aspects are not necessarily in conflict with each other, some may be easier than others, or create a higher bar to overcome with exhaustive practice. What is the best for you? Great question. Only you can answer that. But we can arm you with some extra information to help you make the best decision.
What about comparing general music genres, songwriting processes, or perspectives on performance? Should you start with melody or harmony? When learning to read music, what’s more important, the rhythm or the notes? Lets deep dive to get some insight, and have a little fun along the way.
While we can’t unlock all life’s mysteries, we can certainly help to understand the similarities and differences of so many different things in the world of music. And remember, there is no right or wrong!
Stay tuned for articles to come that will explore these differences! Have a suggestion? Share it with us at [email protected]