As you might know, apart from having developed sofasession, our team has also launched an app for music schools etudo. We’re really passionate not only about music making, but also music learning. So today we want to show you 8 outstanding online resources for learning music by our friends from zinginstruments. Read on:
Here Ged Richardson from popular music blog ZingInstruments.com walks us through some of the best online resources for learning music.
Whether you want to learn how to play a new instrument, understand music theory better or want to start producing EDM on your laptop for the first time, there’s no better resource than the internet. With so many different options available to you, it can be hard to know where to start. Take a look at the 8 best online resources for learning music to see what’s worth your time.
In-depth video tutorials and lessons on just about every aspect of music are the closest you can get to having a real live teacher by your side. You don’t have quite the same level of two-way communication, but the sheer scope of material covered makes Youtube and other video sharing sites one of the best online resources for learning music, no matter what your goals are.
If you’re an aspiring guitarist, bassist or play a similar instrument then this is usually one of the first music sites you’ll save for later. With in-depth articles on how to learn specific techniques, learning to read guitar tablature and tabs for just about every song ever written for guitar (and plenty that aren’t) this is one of the most useful sites you’ll ever find.
Playing covers of other people’s music is all well and good, but having a solid understanding of music theory lets you do so much more. You can learn to compose your own music without dozens of hours spent in frustrating trial and error because you just can’t quite find the right note. It’s also extremely helpful if you’re able to learn to read sheet music, as this opens up a great deal more music for you to learn and practice without necessarily having a great ear for pitch.
For beginner EDM producers, and for those who want to learn how to create music using software, attackmagazine.com has dozens of extremely helpful articles which deconstruct the various aspects of different electronic music genres and shows you how to put them together. They cover many other helpful subjects too, such as the various gear you will want to check out, interviews with leading producers and more.
If you’re a fan of apps, Yousician is a very handy one for learning music. It covers dozens of music genres, has a built-in metronome and gives instant feedback on your playing. It’s also perfect for music teachers, as the game-like progression makes it much more enjoyable for young musicians who would normally become frustrated or bored during music lessons and progress more slowly as a result.
If Yousician is the best app for learning to play an instrument, Meludia is the best app for learning music theory. If you don’t like the more traditional approach favored by Musictheory.net, Meludia makes learning music theory a wildly different experience by creating a fusion between various senses and gamification.
If you’re already confident in your skills as a guitarist and simply want a massive library of tabs for classical music, this is a one-stop shop. The layout is extremely minimal, but that is a strength rather than a weakness. There are no distractions at all. Many of the tabs are marked LHF, which stands for Left-hand fingering, to give you a useful guide on how to learn the frequently complicated arrangements.
If you’ve found that simply learning music theory isn’t helping you to write your own songs, but you’re still tired of playing other people’s music, this gem is the one for you. The subject is rarely addressed at this level of detail outside of formal education, which leaves many musicians in the dark. Here you can learn everything from the basics, voice leading, layering and more.
With all of the fantastic opportunities that people have to dive into music and start having fun, there’s no reason why you shouldn’t be taking a look at some of the best online resources for learning music. The more you learn the more interesting it becomes!