In this course I will take you step by step through the three major building blocks of music; Rhythm, Melody and Harmony. Through various techniques and exercises you will learn how to connect these sounds to to our ears, voice and entire bodies to play what we hear on a musical instrument.
Through the skills developed in this course you will be able to understand the rhythms, figure out the melody and play the chords of many popular songs.
Michael Emenau - (McGill 1989, Bac Music, classical percussion) Is the creator of the award winning children's music education /ear training APP "EASY MUSIC". Since its release in 2016 EASY MUSIC (140,000+ paid downloads) has been selected as:
· “iTunes Editor’s Choice “Best New APP” (iTunes/App Store Worldwide)
· “Top 10 Apps of 2016” (iTunes/App Store Worldwide, all categories)
· "Parents Choice -Silver Award"
· "Tech with Kids - Best APP"
· “Must Buy” - Good APP Guide
Michael has extensive experience as a piano, drum and vibraphone teacher, as well as, a content developer and blogger for NY based electronic music school DubSpot.
He has worked professionally as a musician, composer, producer, and arranger for 25+ years, playing such diverse genres as, Jazz, Rock, Salsa, Electronica, Country, Hindustani, Baroque, Klezmer and Orchestral music. During this time he has recorded on over 150 CD’s, composed music for 7 films, toured internationally, and lived on 3 continents. As a recording artist he has released a series of highly acclaimed solo CD’s on the boutique record labels Hearts of Space, Daikini, Lucky Bear and Six Degree’s records.
Currently Michael is part of the world-touring ensemble “The Triplets of Belleville” with Oscar nominated composer Benôit Charest. He also is leading his own touring group “SUSSEX”, which blends Americana, Roots, and ragtime music.