Improving Your Music Playing Abilities

Improving Your Music Playing AbilitiesAny time is a great time to start thinking about starting your journey in music. Even if you’ve been playing for a while, there’s no reason why you shouldn’t consider improving your skills and composing new songs that you have thought about. Maybe you do not understand extended or compound chord structures and want to study them.

If you’re new to music, you should start off with the fundamentals. Learning the principles on which music is founded is important if you are serious about learning the art form.

There are so many single hit compositions in the world today. Many musicians just know enough to get by and sound good. There are very few complex notes and arrangements. This can only come from a musician who has studied music extensively and knows how to keep people interested.

When you hear a great musician play, you can find yourself being drawn in by the music and the complexity.

But before you can focus on improving your ability, you need to know where you are at the moment and where you want to go. The first question to ask yourself after this is, do you understand the fundamentals? Perhaps you should consider testing your knowledge by trying to answer all of the below-mentioned questions:

  • Can you list out the sharp keys and flat keys and their relative minors?
  • Which key has four sharps? Can you name it immediately?
  • Do you know the fifteen major scales? Can you list them out without thinking? Can you play all of them?
  • Can you pick a minor scale and write out its harmonic, melodic, and natural version?
  • Can you name the four triad chords?
  • Can you write down the seven types of sevenths for the A flat chord within ten seconds?

If you find yourself struggling with one or more of these concepts, perhaps it’s time you buckled up and got to work on them.