Walking around the house develops impeccable musical timing

Walk around the house for impeccable musical timing By Mattie O’Boyle How can walking around a house develop impeccable musical timing? Earl Scruggs, shook up what was country music when in 1945, at just 21 years old, he joined Bill Monroe’s Blue Grass Boys band. The impact of his three finger banjo picking was immediate … Read more

Extracting the underlying rhythm

Extracting the underlying rhythm By Mattie O’Boyle Use rhythm to improve composition and improvisation Extracting the underlying rhythm from your favorite musical melodies or chord progressions is a powerful tool to expand your musical vocabulary and to drive your compositional and improvisational creativity. Furthermore, it is a technique that is actually really easy to do, … Read more