How can I be a better musician? a better music teacher? a REAL success in music?
Here is vital data on music education, resources for teachers, students and players of music, from time-tested methods to current breakthroughs; from Rafe Esquith, to Carl Orff, to Sir Kenneth Robinson and others. We look for and find what really works.
HOW TO WRITE A SONG - What is this PROSODY stuff? And why is it vital? Read on:
HOW TO TRANSPOSE ON GUITAR AND PIANO: Hacked and demystified. It's actually easy, once you know how a scale is made
Songwriting Tips: Some useful "mechanics" of music
A wonderful approach to music education for kids - Carl Orff's Schulwerk. Here is further info:
How related are MUSIC and INTELLIGENCE? Derek Paravicini, Rex Lewis-Clack, and Matt Giordano show us the answer.
How To Read Rhythm Notation: It's actually EASY! Take a look:
Musicians' hand strengthening exercises: The RIGHT way is to NOT use external resistance! Find out why:
Music education and training - Effective tools and techniques and exercises for musicians to acheive excellence!
FAMOUS JAZZ MUSICIANS: Louis Armstrong's art transforms a white Southerner
Carl Orff's Schulwerk. Discover a wonderful approach to music education for kids.
SELLING MUSIC ON THE INTERNET? You CAN, and should! Here's how:
DELIBERATE PRACTICE - Let's go into some detail:
SELLING MUSIC ON THE INTERNET, 3: Where do you go? MORE info:
SELLING MUSIC ON THE INTERNET, 2: Where do you go? Here's the info:
HEURISTICS in MUSIC - How To Master Your Music Effectively and Easily
HEURISTICS in MUSIC - SPECIFICS on How To Master Your Music Effectively and Easily
Here are MORE music education statistics. Read, know and use them to help restore music to the schools.
What is 'DELIBERATE PRACTICE' and how can it make you a better musician in less time? Find out:
Did you know? MASTERWRITER songwriting software is SO much more than merely a "rhyming dictionary with a thesaurus" - See how it can improve your songwriting:
A GOOD definition of creativity? Watch KEN ROBINSON! [video]
NO Weights - NO Rubber Balls. & NO Endless Plateaus.
Just Observable Improvement.
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Download the PDF [e-book]:
And the accolades continue: David Grisman [above] uses "The Original" Cowling System:
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And still more [actual and unsolicited] rave reviews for "The Original" Cowling System:
FROM A VIOLINIST:
"The Cowling System © is a set of 12 exercises designed to increase the flexibility and strength of the hand, wrist, and fingers.
"I bought the course in 1978 and have found them to be invaluable.
"I've kept them all these years and still use them to warm up with before playing."
~ Richard Barton posted on VIOLINIST.COM
FROM A BASS PLAYER:
?"My fingers actually DO what my brain tells them to do, WITHOUT getting confused."
~ Anthony Jerome Smith, 35-year veteran bass player.
FROM A PIANIST:
"In 1976, my teacher gave me his copy of all the exercises, whereupon I made xeroxed pages to put in a binder.
"My teacher was amazed at my progress that in a year I could play, for example, the prelude #17 of Chopin!
~ "RPN58" (from a pianists' discussion board in England, 2006)
FROM A GUITARIST:
"I was introduced to the Cowling System © in the 1980's by a violinist in his seventies, who had amazing dexterity on his instrument for HIS age.
"Through the use of the COWLING SYSTEM ©, I went from "amateur" to an "A" level in music in a very short number of years.
"I have been using the exercises continuously since my friend gave them to me and believe me - THEY WORK."
~ Don Wills Guitarist, Great Britain
FROM A VIOLINIST:
"I must say I am highly delighted with the way my fingering has improved since I commenced your hand strengthening exercises.
"Recently, I became very depressed about my playing and almost decided to give it up, but now I feel it's a pleasure, thanks to the Cowling System. ©"
~ "THE VIOLINIST" Magazine, December, 1924
I'd love to see YOUR testimonial on this list! If you really do "THE ORIGINAL" COWLING SYSTEM © of Hand Strengthening Exercises", you CAN master and truly enjoy your music!