Listening skills

singing lessons melbourne listening skills

For many of us keen to start vocal lessons in Melbourne the interest was sparked by listening to a certain record or seeing a great performance. A common trend that I’ve noticed is many students only listening to a handful of artists. By narrowing your listening like this you are not allowing other influences to broaden your musical palate. There are many apps on the market today that allow music to come to your computer or smart phone instantaneously and at little cost. Spotify and Pandora are two that I utilize for broadening my musical base. At Music College at least two required subjects were listening or aural skills based. We would be trained and tested on historical music traits as well as report on live ensembles we attended. This focus and analysis on music allowed for greater musical appreciation. I implore all Melbourne music students to set your ears loose on genres and musical styles that perhaps aren’t in your well grooved musical niche. Like the taste buds, variety is exciting and revealing so don’t just snack on toast