6 Key Music Concepts

Every Private Lesson Student Develops

Hear rhythm. Read rhythm. Play rhythm. Our students learn that a strong sense of groove comes before anything else.

GROOVE

Hear rhythm. Read rhythm. Play rhythm. Our students learn that a strong sense of groove comes before anything else.
Every lesson includes an ear training game. Students work hard to understand the anatomy of a melody, learning to recognize

MELODY

Every lesson includes an ear training game. Students work hard to understand the anatomy of a melody, learning to recognize & analyze melodic patterns
Not only do our students work on building chords, they explore common progressions and put them to the test in their gig song.

HARMONY

Not only do our students work on building chords, they explore common progressions and put them to the test in their gig song.
BMF students build musical fluency and being able to read

READING & WRITING

BMF students build musical fluency and being able to read & write music notation is a key part of that. Lots of our games challenge the student to be able to write down what they hear.
One of the biggest differences between our curriculum and others is that BMF insists on developing creative thinking in every lesson. In fact, each lesson starts with a ‘5 minute warm up’ that is a freely improvised song writing game.

IMPROVISATION & COMPOSITION

One of the biggest differences between our curriculum and others is that BMF insists on developing creative thinking in every lesson. In fact, each lesson starts with a ‘5 minute warm up’ that is a freely improvised song writing game.
Songs are stories first and foremost. Everything played is in support of the story. BMF students learn to let the words trigger the music. And our students mature into musicians that are expressive story tellers, not simply virtuosic instrumentalists.

LYRICS & FORM

Songs are stories first and foremost. Everything played is in support of the story. BMF students learn to let the words trigger the music. And our students mature into musicians that are expressive story tellers, not simply virtuosic instrumentalists.