Melodies, musicianship & mindfulness.

Melodies, musicianship & mindfulness.

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Top 10 Videos for Aural & Theory Concepts!

We know preparing, practicing and really knowing music aural & theory can be a bit challenging because we don’t really know where to start. To support all the great music-making happening around us, we’ve put together a top 10 list to point you in the right direction.

Learn more in this DSMusic blog article.

Check out some resources and content you might have missed around the DSMusic space recently.


Major Melody 1
in Letter Names

How do you manage learning new notated material?

Sightreading is an ongoing skill that needs attention and intention in music, so why not join me for a quick look at a Major Melody in letter names?

Ways to Practice

How many times do we just throw that pesky “p” word around? Practice, just like everything else we do musically, is a skill that needs deliberate focus and attention, so we’ve popped a list of ideas in this blog article for you! 

Rhythmic Clever Echo

In this FREE practice resource, students are shown a variety of Rhythmic Clever Echo activities designed to foster their ongoing music aural and rhythmic recognition skills.


Music & Mindfulness

Gideon, a professional drum tutor based in London, teaches mindfulness-based stress reduction programs. Music and mindfulness definitely intersect, so have a read of his article and see what you think.

Duke Ellington Quote

Some terrific perspective from a musical legend. How has music taught you to keep trying no matter what?

We’d love to hear from you!

Strategies for Reading

This article outlines some practical steps to aid in the process of sightreading. We suggest for step 3: inner hear the rhythm names while tapping the beat, then before step 5: sing the solfa and for step 5: SING the letter names!


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