This blog post covers music from an evolutionary perspective by considering arguments for and against its adaptivity. Does music provide some important survival value to humanity? Some think it does, and some think it does not. There is not consensus on the matter, but the debate is an interesting one.
In this post, Brian Jump discusses seven common mistakes made by music students. He examines problems like music illiteracy, playing too fast, and memorizing too soon.
In this blog post Brian Jump explores the hostility many musicians feel towards reading music. He describes the many ways students shirk the responsibility of reading, and he attempts to dispel the myth that learning how to read is antithetical to the spirit of music. Jump’s main point in this post is that becoming literate drastically improves one’s musicianship.