Monday, 21 January 2019

5 Reasons Why Practice is Important


A famous quote on practice says “Don’t Practice till you get it Right, Practice till you can’t get it wrong”. It is on this premise that we try to address some of the ways that practice is absolutely essential in making you a better musician and performer.

1. Get Better : One of the most important reason that you should practise is to get better than what your capabilities are at present. Music is such a subject where you have to regularly or very often give time to your instrument so that you acquire the skills you want to achieve. Plan out your routine, and fit in your practice time when it is most comfortable for you. Even 15-30 minutes of regular practice can give improve your skills tremendously than sitting for a single long session just once a week. As most of the skills rely on the muscle memory, all the respective muscles has to be exposed to repetitive exercises until it becomes natural to you.

2. To Have Fun : You can have more fun when you can play things in your instrument and learn to play more complex rhythms or melodies, you need skills which you can only achieve through practice. However, have realistic goals and gradually try to achieve the complexities of music. It takes time but it is worth it in the end. When you can execute complex skills and play some really fun melodies or rhythm, you will start enjoying your instrument much more.



3. Increase Your Knowledge : As you gradually upgrade your skills, you also get more educated about your instrument and begin exploring different styles/genres of music. If you keep committing to your instrument and gradually improve, you will discover a lot of different techniques and learn how to use them in different style of music. Instruments can learned the best when you apply your theory/concepts to practical use. To be able to execute different techniques to your instrument, you must be capable of doing them and there is only one way to be able to achieve that which is ‘practise’.

4. To identify mistakes and improve your skills : One of the most effective ways of practising is to record your practice session. Play it back and identify the parts in which you can do better. Self-evaluation is a vital part of the process. You have to be honest and rectify any mistakes you have been making and/or improve any part that you feel can be better. The more you play your instrument, you will be able to identify more parts that you can improve on and when you set out to make them better, you will see an improvement in how your instrument is sounding.

5. To master your instrument : Everyone who has mastered their instrument has gone through rigorous practice. To be able to get command over your instrument, practice is the only thing that can get you there. Although, you should practice effectively and concentrate on building more skills, it only takes time and your commitment to be able to master the skills in your instrument.



BlueTimbre is a unique Music Company that provides Music Education and  Recording Studio services. BlueTimbre also works with schools to provide end-to-end Music Education solutions for schools. 

The BlueTimbre team comes with decades of cumulative experience in running Structured Businesses, Music Curriculum Development, Music Education and Performance.

Monday, 14 January 2019

3 Reasons to Invest in an Instrument


Are you Learning to Play a Musical Instrument? Are you wondering if you should invest in an instrument when you have just started learning (even if the music school you are studying at provides the instrument when learning there)? The only answer to this is “YES YES YES”. If you are interested in learning the instrument then you must invest in the instrument you are learning. However, don’t just take our word for it, there are several valid reasons why and here are a few of them. We hope this will help you making an informed decision.

1. Practising regularly improves performance
Music schools provide you the instruction, material, the knowledge and the basic exercises that will get you going with the instrument. However, you can only make progress when you apply your learning and revise at home regularly. In order to do that, you need an instrument. Also, the classes in music school ranges averages at about an hour where, more than practice, you learn new concepts/songs and clarify your doubts and techniques. Thus, for you to gain the ability of playing an instrument, you should invest in the instrument you are learning.



2. Playing regularly will keep you Motivated
If you do not have an instrument while learning it, you will not gather any excitement of learning music as there is nothing to apply your learning and get feedback from what you have learned. It would be like learning just another boring school subject. Music is all about having fun playing the instrument, so if you buy an instrument and have it at home, you will be excited to try the things you have learned in the class and evaluate if you can play them well. If there is a song that has been taught to you, you will be eager to go home to play the song in your instrument and sing along with it. You might not get it in your very first practice, but eventually, if you keep at it, you will. The sense of achieving that is fulfilling and will improve your confidence and your progress immensely.

3. You will learn more about your instrument
Every instrument has different properties and different skill sets that you have to learn. The more time you spend with your instrument, the more you will discover about your instrument. There are a lot of other things that you can discover when you dedicate more time to playing your instrument, for eg. how to coordinate both of your hands to get the most effective output, how does the instrument sound when you apply your skills differently, etc.

But before you invest, you should understand in what capacity you want to learn the instrument. If it is something that you want to try, then you can opt for the instruments available in a cheaper budget, or you can try to rent an instrument, however, if you are serious and in it for the long haul, then we recommend that you invest for your future progress and buy a good quality instrument that would suit your ambitions and budget. But it is recommended that you do your research and take opinions from your teacher and/or other well-informed musical persons before you go invest in an instrument. So, if you are planning to learn music and play it with a satisfactory command, you should go buy your instrument today!



BlueTimbre is a unique Music Company that provides Music Education and  Recording Studio services. BlueTimbre also works with schools to provide end-to-end Music Education solutions for schools. 

The BlueTimbre team comes with decades of cumulative experience in running Structured Businesses, Music Curriculum Development, Music Education and Performance.

Monday, 7 January 2019

3 Ways Music can Improve your Life


What is about music that gets you through the day, relieves you of Stress and gives you an Adrenaline rush or Goosebumps? Music has the capacity to lift any mood, pull you out of boredom and recharge you for the whole day! Now, what if you are a practitioner of music. You don’t have to be professional but just good enough that sometimes you can sing or play your heart out. We have all heard about how Music, increases our intelligence by boosting brain workout, makes us more confident and improves other life skill. Here we have mentioned 3 ways in which, Music can improve your life.

1. Happiness
It is no secret that just being involved with music makes you happy. Sometimes listening to your favourite music and sometimes just playing your favourite tunes or your own stuff can really brighten your day and/or relieve stress. Although there are scientific reason on why we feel happy when we are exposed to music, but let’s try to explain that in more personal manner. Music lets you come out of your stressed day and immerses you in this world of imagination, creativity and emotions. This can help calm you down and take you to a much better state of mind. So, be involved, keep yourself happy with the music you would love to listen and enrich yourself with a positive state of mind.



2. Gives You Companionship
If you already practice music and has reached a certain level so that you can play some tunes by yourself, you must have felt how much peace and satisfaction you get, sitting with your instrument. You will feel content and start enjoying the companionship that your instrument provides you while you enhance your creativity or reminisce to the tunes of your favourite song. If singing is what you love to do, you can lift your spirits anytime by singing your heart out and feeling the emotion of the words you are singing. Music has an extraordinary capability to let you feel various emotions. So, If you want company that will never disappoint you, just learn an instrument and be involved with music.

3. Feel Fresh/Alert
Want to start your day on a high or on a positive note? Who doesn’t right? Then take your music with you, or just open your day’s account by sitting with your instrument or singing for few minutes. It will keep you sharp, as well as give your brain a proper workout which will help you be aware of your environment as your day progresses. So by the time you start your 9 to 5 work day, you are charged and fresh which will enhance and improve your daily output. You will begin to tackle a project or a challenge with a fresh mind and with a lot of efficiency. Also, it will give you sense of achievement as you start your day which is a confidence booster in feeling positive and confident about yourself.

These are just 3 of the many different ways music can improve your life. Make music a part of your every day and see the difference! Listen to music, learn an instrument, play an instrument or sing a song! It doesn't matter how, it just matters that music is a part of your life.



BlueTimbre is a unique Music Company that provides Music Education and  Recording Studio services. BlueTimbre also works with schools to provide end-to-end Music Education solutions for schools. 

The BlueTimbre team comes with decades of cumulative experience in running Structured Businesses, Music Curriculum Development, Music Education and Performance.