Category: "Coaching"


Songwriting Tips from Simply Music Friends’ – Pt 1

Written by Multiple Guest Contributors on

Our wide-ranging and talented community of Simply Music Teachers and associates include an array of gifted professional songwriters and composers. We asked a bunch of them to share a little about how they work. We found that there are as…

Doing Simple Things Well – Part 1

Written by Gordon Harvey on

My teenage son makes an awesome cup of coffee. He bought himself a ’70s percolator and spent a considerable time experimenting with different techniques, grinds, brewing times and who knows what else. Now that he’s got his chops down, it’s…

Make Practice Perfect

Written by Gordon Harvey on

Can you think of any activity in your life that you were perfect at the very first time you did it? Here are a few things that that applies to for me: Contactless credit card payments Using velcro Wearing shoes…

The 3 Keys to Benefitting from Composing & Improvising, Part 2: The What

Written by Simply Music Teacher & Program Creator - Mark Meritt on

  Creating your own original music is one of the most beneficial aspects of studying an instrument and being a musician. In Part 1, I talked about two of the three keys to reaping those benefits. First was understanding why…

Recording Yourself, Part Three – How To Record Yourself

Written by Gordon Harvey on

Credit: http://www.intuneaudio.ca/ In the last two articles, we talked about the benefits of recording yourself and what to listen for when reviewing your recorded efforts. In this installment, we’ll discuss some practicalities of making recordings. Even if you’re simply making…