Ever wondered why some people seem to have a gift for music? Have you wished that you could play by ear, sing in tune, improvise and jam? You are in the right place.
The Musicality Podcast is a mix of interviews and teaching, featuring some of the most inspiring and insightful musicians and music educators, talking about how to learn the core inner skills you need to feel like a "natural" in music and enjoy freedom, creativity and confidence.
Topics include: Playing by ear, Singing in tune, Jamming with other musicians, Having a good sense of rhythm, Writing your own music, Writing notation, Improvising a solo, Talking intelligently about music, Understanding Music Theory, Clapping in time, Knowing your instrument inside and out, Tuning your instrument by ear, Reading notation, Sight-reading music, Playing from a lead sheet, Performing live, and Playing multiple instruments.
The Musicality Podcast is brought to you by Musical U (musical-u.com), the leading provider of musicality training online. Learn more and get shownotes at musicalitypodcast.com.
United States
188 episodes
since Sept. 8, 2017


Today on the show we have the pleasure of talking with Michael Compitello, a celebrated percussionist, composer and educator. It was Michael’s innovative projects “New Morse Code” and “Unsnared Drum” which first caught our attention - but as we learned more about him we realised the biggest opportunity to help you guys with this conversation was actually to pick his brains on music learning and practicing music.   This episode is packed with ideas. Some you may have come across before, including in past episodes of this show. But I suspect some will be new to you and you're going to love how Michael brings it all together into a really coherent picture of what these various tools and mindset shifts can do for your music learning.   For example, we talk about:   • The value of taking a "growth mindset" to music learning • Tools that can help you handle negative self-talk when it arises • How a habit of reflection can help you past sticking points, improve your practice efficiency and accelerate your progress   That's just a taste - we also discuss learning online and being your own teacher, mindfulness and bringing awareness to your practice, setting and reaching goals, and we ask Michael about the concepts behind the percussion-cello duo “New Morse Code” and the ground-breaking solo snare drum project “Unsnared Drum”.   As always, please listen with the question of “How could this apply in my own musical life?” - and we guarantee you’re going to find some really high-impact ideas in here.   This is Musicality Now, from Musical U.       Subscribe For Future Episodes! Apple Podcasts | Android | Stitcher | RSS | YouTube   Full Show Notes and Transcript: Episode 188   Links and Resources • Michael Compitello’s Website • “Unsnared Drum” • “New Morse Code” • Matt Sharrock - Marimbist/Percussionist • Carol S. Dweck - “Mindset: The New Psychology of Success” • Anders Ericsson and Robert Pool - “Peak: Secrets from the New Science of Expertise” • Todd Meehan - Liquidrum • Musicality Now - Music Learning at Warp Speed, with Jason Haaheim • Musicality Now - The Truth About Talent, with Professor Anders Ericsson • Musicality Now - Letting the Music Play You, with Paul Wertico • Musicality Now - About Deliberate Practice in Music • Musicality Now - About Mindfulness for Musicians     Enjoying the show? Please consider rating and reviewing it! Click here to rate and review
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