Category Archive: Phrasing

Mar 17

The Better You Sing It, The Better You Play It

We practice many hours learning how to control our instrument. But, we may not accurately hear what we are doing. A good way to tell is to sing what you play. Our voice reveals what we hear and what we do not hear. You do not have to be a trained singer to sing in …

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Feb 25

Play it the way you say it

One of the main reasons we choose to play certain tunes is because we like the melody. Yet, we often overlook how to phrase the melody, and just “play the ink” or copy the phrasing of a recording by rote. But, how do you phrase a melody in a personal and meaningful way? The key …

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