January 11, 2019

Training your voice is an important step towards becoming a professional musician. Here's why...

January 2, 2019

It’s that time of the year where some of us start to contemplate life, habits (of the more nefarious variety), vegetable eating and such. While we ponder our resolutions for the new year, let’s put music at the forefront of 2019. And honestly, wouldn’t you rather think...

December 19, 2018

The term ‘Jam session’ is derived from jazz music. It involves a musician improvising, unlike a band practice session that’s more structured. A jam session will give you the chance to have fun playing your chosen instrument, while improving your technique, often withou...

March 1, 2018

Having worked at Taaqademy for about six months now, I’ve noticed many remarkable points about how things work around here. As most of our faculty are professional musicians with their own projects, bands and other musical commitments, students are sometimes assigned a...

January 30, 2018

The first part is the aural process. Reconsider how you listen to music. Are you listening with broken headphones where one side is busted? Is the volume too low? You’re not going to hear half the mix. How will you put anything in context with the bass or the lower fre...

January 24, 2018

One of the most real and unforgettable things I’ve experienced as a student of music is this one point in time where your ear suddenly “actually hears” an odd time signature or an unusual scale in a riff, and unlike the previous times where you’ve listened to it, you n...

October 20, 2017

I recently met a fantastic young Taaqademy drummer, around thirteen, who was truly the glue keeping the band together. Excellent technique, and a natural drummer. One thing though: she’s a girl. 

Were you expecting a boy? Because most of us would’ve. Nearly every sing...

August 19, 2017

Have you ever groaned at hearing Shape of You played for the fifth time in one hour while you’re stranded in traffic? On the rare occasion my phone runs out of battery and I’m forced to put the radio on, what bothers me more than the kitschy advertisements is the fact...

June 29, 2017

“Why should I learn to play a musical instrument?” - a fairly common question, with answers that range from cognitive benefits to social skills development. “Why should I learn to play another instrument?” now, that is a slightly rarer question.

Learning to play another...

June 22, 2017

Performing in a band is without a doubt one of the most fulfilling things you can do as a musician.

Sure, playing by yourself is nice, but there’s something special about coming together with other musicians to make something of your own. It’s not just about original co...

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