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João Silva has arranged, and performed both the violin and keyboard for this beautiful and haunting new musical piece called The Glass Man as part of his Still Life work. He collaborated with Margherita Abita on Vocals/Lyrics, Claudio Marrero on Saxophone, Eva Monroy, Violeta Veinte on violin, Francisco Palazón on Viola and Anna Llorens on Cello. The music video was Recorded and Mixed by Still Life music. With Mastering by Pau Andreu and Camera by Mar Gabarre.

One of our teachers, who has been with Shine since our first days in Barcelona, won an incredible prize at the end of last year!

The Final of the Miquel Llobet Barcelona International Guitar Competition is an international competition of classical guitar showcasing a high level of young musicians of all nationalities up to 35 years.

Gian Carlo was awarded the special F. Mompou prize.

“After a full week !!” Very happy to have reached the final of the Llobet Contest and received the 3rd prize and the special F. Mompou prize, happy to have shared with Ignacio Barra Macaya and Jonathan Parkin, Congratulations to both!!!! Thanks to the Llobet Contest, to the teacher Eulogio Davalos and to Jordi Pizarro Valero for everything! “-Gian Carlo

 

congratulations Gian Carlo from Shine Music School

 

Music is an inspiring and important medium. It brings people together, can hearten, provoke, motivate and influence, and what better time for music in our lives than during the festive season! At Shine Music School in Barcelona we offer gift certificates for courses, as well as instrument rental packages, and a range of guitars in our shop. Stop by and give the gift of music this Christmas!

Not in Barcelona? Don’t worry, we also offer classes over Skype, and our rental packages can be for as short as a day or two, which is a fun way to add something special to a weekend trip to Barcelona!

And now to get you into the Christmas spirit here is Oscar Peterson!

Opening of the new studio! Swing by for a glass of cava or for a free trial class!
 
The Shine School of Music in Barcelona opens doors to it’s new Space on Carrer de Pere Serafi, 23.
 
There will be music, drink and good people. And free classes! 😀
 
To reserve your free class in advance, follow the link below:
 
https://estudioshine.simplybook.it/v2/
 
Our teachers will be imparting classes from 16:00 to 20:00. Click the link below (or contact us) to book a free trial lesson lesson in any of the subjects on display that day: Guitar, Piano, Ukulele, Singing, Bass Guitar, Drums, Violin, Viola, Double Bass.
 
See you there!

1. Use a metronome.

It´s all about timing.  If music is the art of alternating sound and silence, the precision with which you can understand and subdivide time is crucial to the groove. Practicing with the metronome at slow speeds will improve sense of timing and practicing at higher tempos will help you achieve accuracy and precision. Don´t forget to incorporate metronome exercises in your practicing schedule and you´re guaranteed to hear the results!

2. Play with other people.

Art does not exist in a vacuum. Even if you are a solo singer songwriter that hates sharing the stage with anyone else but his guitar, you can benefit from playing with other people. Music is a interactive skill that requires deep sensibility and quick reflexes, but more importantly, its about learning to listen.  Getting together with other players and learning to communicate with them through music will undoubtedly help you to gain a deeper understaning of yourself as a musician

3- Transcribe songs by ear.

Music is first and foremost, a listening art.  Although there are thousands of resources to help you learn new songs, nothing beats sitting next to the cd player for hours on end, and picking apart your favorites songs note by note. Transcribe a song by ear every week and you will quickly develop an ability to recognize and find notes on your instrument. Your bandmates and ears with thank you.

4- Learn other styles of music.

They say nothing interesting happens inside of our comfort zone. That is definitely true for music.  After a while playing your music style of choice you´ll start to develop a matching vocabulary as you become more comfortable with it. This is all good and well, but sometimes its easy to keep repeating the same ideas over and over again. That´s when a roadtrip across different genres of music can refresh our musical outlook and give you new ideas and concepts to apply in your music. Sometimes, forcing yourself to play things you usually dismiss can open up new avenues and take  your creative spirits to paths you never imagined before.

5- Practice 30 minutes daily (better than cramming 6 hours one day a week)

They say that  practice makes perfect.