The 3% Perfect Pitch Myth

“Only 3% of people are born with perfect pitch. If you are not born with the ability, then you cannot develop it.”

This is a commonly repeated myth. It’s simply not true. While it is true that only a small percentage (not necessarily 3%) of people appear to have the ability of perfect pitch “naturally” this does not mean that other people cannot acquire this skill through the proper training techniques. read more

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Secrets of Hit Songwriting – “I’M YOURS” by JASON MRAZ – Learn songwriting from the hits!



“I’m Yours” by Jason Mraz is a #1 hit single and a favorite with listeners. Find out why and then learn how you can use these same songwriting techniques in songs of your own. This video is based on my songwriting books and eBooks. Check them out at Amazon.com http://www.amazon.com/Robin-Frederick/e/B002BOC46Q/ read more

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Nick Cannon Compares Chris Brown's Legacy to Michael Jackson and 2Pac

Nick Cannon Compares Chris Brown's Legacy to Michael Jackson and 2Pac
Nick Cannon is Team Breezy. He makes it pretty clear on Instagram earlier today through a clever equation that explains Chris Brown is a cross between MJ and 'Pac: “Michael Jackson + 2Pac = Chris Brown.” Obviously, this comparison has gotten mixed …
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Vietnam War Music & Songs

Music and song have always been an important part of human expression and experience. Song writers and performers use the art form to convey their thoughts and emotions. Listeners listen to the music that resonates with them. We all have personal “soundtracks” in our lives, consisting not only of the music we like to listen to now, but of the different pieces of music we’ve identified with throughout our lives. There is also a musical soundtrack to history itself. Through the music of a period, we can understand more about the important issues and emotions of that period. And by listening to the music, we may even make an emotional connection with some of the views held during that period. read more

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Ne-Yo Talks Songwriting + The Unpredictability Of Hits



Ne-Yo stopped by The RCMS With Wanda Smith to debut his new single, “Money Can’t Buy”, to speak on his new album and more!

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List of Filipino Folk Songs

Folk songs are, quite literally, songs of the people. And in determining the identity of a country, one can look no further than this form of music for clues to a particular culture. This list of Filipino folk songs offers a few examples of the many simple yet timeless tunes long since ingrained into the Philippine people’s consciousness. read more

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interAXEtion – Kurt Cobain’s Songwriting



New video series based on the interAXEtion between my subscribers and myself. The first installment is a discussion based of my Kurt Cobain and Modal Jazz lesson.

Watch that lesson here: http://youtu.be/nq_f2ibltZw

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Singer Lizz Wright makes a fresh start with her new CD

Singer Lizz Wright makes a fresh start with her new CD
NEW YORK (AP) — A five-year recording hiatus didn't stop Lizz Wright from reclaiming a spot at the top of the Billboard jazz charts with her new release, "Freedom & Surrender." It's a fresh start for the 35-year-old singer-songwriter — with a new …
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The Lead Guitar and The Rhythm Guitar

Lead guitar and Rhythm guitar. You’ve heard about both, but aren’t quite sure of the difference between the two. That’s understandable, as most beginners (myself included when I was at that stage) are confused by all of the different terms used to describe guitar related things. In this lesson, we’ll go over both the Lead and Rhythm guitar. read more

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