Secret to Play Music Better – Quick and Simple Methods

Playing music is a really exciting activity, but sometimes it can make us frustrated when we encountered some music that was difficult to master. Is it really hard to play music? The answer is no. No matter what instrument you used, there are always secrets that can help you to play music easily. So what are the secrets? Here they are

First Secret

“Start Slowly”

All professional musicians that can play their music in full speed share the same secret. The reason why they can play so fast is not because of their inherit talent, but because of their gradual practice day to day. But that is not their secret to play fast. The secret to play music faster is” Start Slowly”. All the great musician will give you the same advice if you want to play fast which is “start slowly”. In order to play music easily, you must learn to play it slowly and increase your speed gradually. You will need a metronome to help you get the exact speed. You have to let your hand memorize the music, not your brain. Because the one that play the music is not your brain but your hand. You will understand this sentence when you experience the feeling of playing music. You even can play without thinking when your hand has memorized the song. Do not believe? Try it then.

Second Secret

“Practice every day”

Being a great musician needs a lot of time and effort. That is why you have to practice the music everyday. Here is the secret how to practice everyday. First, find your best time to play music. Is it in the morning, afternoon, or evening? Next, set your timer, how long you plan to play music is up to you. After the time is up, stop your practice and continue the next day. The purpose to do this activity is to set a new behavior in your subconscious mind. It is hard to explain how your subconscious mind controls your conscious mind. But the point is, you must make the practice become your daily activity. After you can practice everyday, start to increase the time gradually. And soon, you can practice music everyday like you eat everyday.

Last Secret

“Know Your Reason to Play”

The last secret that I can tell you is to know your reason to play music. You must know for what you want to play music. Is it for hobby only, or for your future job? You have to determine your goal in playing music. Because if you do know your reason to play you will suffer a condition of bored and you will stop playing music when you lost your desire. That is why you must know your reason to play. Do not let other set the reason for you to play, because you will hurt yourself.

Playing Music – Improving Your Music Playing Skill

What music skill are you going to learn in the next 12 months. You could be looking at a New Year, or the end of quarter and thinking forward about what you want to accomplish in the next 3 months or even the next year.

Taking Stock of your Music Skill

Any time is a good time to take stock and consider what you will be doing to move your music journey forward. If you’re an old hand at playing maybe it’s time to push your skill level and arrange a new song you’ve been thinking about. Maybe you don’t understand enough about compound or extended chord structures and you should start studying them.

If you’re a new student to music you know that you have to work on music fundamentals. Learning music principles and fundamentals is a must for anyone serious about being able to play music for fun or for entertainment of others.

One Hit Wonders

I have to admit I’m not fond of the pop music culture and the simplistic music that is often played these days. I’m pretty much convinced that most of these musician characters are shown enough to get by and make it sound good. It’s a wonder that we have so many one hit wonders.

However, my attention is perked when I hear a more complex arrangement of music where it’s hip and interesting to listen too. This is when I know that the musicians have studied music and know what it takes to keep people interested.

Complexities in Music

Whenever you listen to the great musicians you can easily find yourself getting sucked into the music and complexities.

It’s when this happens I find myself taking stock of what I’ve learned and what I need to get more versed at. For me it’s working with chord substitutions in the jazz realm at the moment. There are a few other things like Latin rhythm that I also want to focus on.

Do You Have Fundamentals Down Cold?

To be able to focus on anything you have to know where you are and where you’re going. The first thing is to ask yourself if you truly have the fundamentals down cold. Maybe you should test your knowledge.

  1. Can you list the seven sharp keys and seven flat keys with their relative minor?
  2. What key has 4 sharps? Could you name it in under 3 seconds?
  3. Do you know all 15 major scales and can you sit down right now and write them out? Can you play them?
  4. Can you pick any minor scale and write out the natural, melodic, and harmonic versions?
  5. Name the 4 types of triad chords.
  6. Write the seven kinds of sevenths for an A flat chord in notation form (Ab7), you have 10 seconds.
  7. If you are stumbling on any of these concepts you need to buckle down and work on them.

Any Child Can Learn to Play Music

Many parents and teachers are well-informed about the benefits of having their child or student learn to play a musical instrument. Some of these benefits include children who play musical instruments have more self-esteem and confidence then their peers, they are more academically advanced, specifically in subjects like math and reading, and they are overall happier and more content than those children who do not have any musical education.

Unfortunately, one of the major reasons why we adults don’t always encourage our children to play music is because of the myth that ‘not everyone can play music’. Many of us growing up were told that music is only for the super-talented; it was only for those individuals who were talented enough to be able to make a career out of music. Many of us as children were also labeled as being ‘Tone Deaf’. Pop culture also had its effects; music is for the glamorous and successful, for the big stars and big stages.

Truth be told, anyone can learn to play music! A study was recently conducted by BBC researchers and the results are very telling. Many of the so-called tone deaf aren’t tone deaf at all – they simply lack confidence and practice, particularly if their lack of being ‘on tune’ was criticized as a child.

“A very small proportion of the population are truly tone deaf,” says Dr Daniel Mullensiefen of Goldsmiths University of London, co-creator of the BBC’s new musicality test, which explores whether enthusiasm for music – rather than formal training alone – helps confer ability.

The fact is, music, unlike academic studies, can be learned by any adult and can be taught to any child. The only key is to be persistent and believe in yourself and in your capabilities. Don’t let others decide your musical talents for you. Yes, there some individuals out there who possess extraordinary talent and capabilities in the world of music, many of who eventually become famous stars, but that does not mean that the rest of us can’t have our own success in our pursuit of music.

We as parents or teachers can actually give our children the gift of music. All that is needed, aside from providing the instruments or the musical education, is the encouragement to our children that they too can achieve their dreams in the world of music. We need not criticize our young ones that music is just not for them. A little positive attitude is all it really takes.