It’s what you practice.
There are thousands of lessons in Melodics, covering all skill levels, tastes, and genres (good ones – no nursery rhymes here). Each lesson is broken into steps, taking you through slowly to introduce concepts & techniques as you need them.
Courses group lessons around a concept, technique, or theme – building your skills & confidence as you progress through them.
Exercises for Keys are repeatable drills that focus on developing muscle memory and introducing musical patterns, such as scales and intervals.
The Guided Path
Each instrument (Keys, Pads, and Electronic Drums) has a Guided Path for you to follow. Starting with the fundamentals of your instrument, the Paths give you a structured way to move your learning forward, and build the practice habits that will help you succeed.
Melodics releases new lessons every week, so there’s always something fresh to learn with. There’s also interviews, videos, tips for better practice – all sorts of content to keep you engaged with music and your instrument.
It’s how you practice.
Deliberate Practice is a process of breaking things down, focusing in on discrete parts, evaluating your progress, and building repeatable practice habits. Deliberate Practice is at the core of Melodics – read more about our approach here.
As you play, your accuracy is shown in real time, and if your instrument has light-up Pads or Keys it’s displayed there as well. After each performance you’ll get a breakdown of how you did, and how you’re improving with each attempt.
Practice Mode is a powerful tool that lets you loop up a tricky part of any lesson, slow it right down, and get to grips with it until you can’t get it wrong! ‘Auto-BPM’ can increase the speed incrementally as you improve, and ‘Wait’ will pause the playback until you get it correct.
“Flow” is when your current skills are matched with the right level of challenge. Too hard and you’ll become discouraged, too easy and you’ll get bored. Melodics> keeps you at the learning edge of your abilities, in the flow state, and ramps up the challenge as you get more confident on your instrument.
Review & Repeat
Sit back, listen, and watch your last performance to review how you played – is there anything you notice as a listener that you may have missed while playing? Find the tricky parts to improve and easily loop them up and slow it down in Practice Mode.
It’s when (and how much) you practice.
Research and experience shows that shorter, more regular practice sessions are more effective than longer - but less regular - ones.
It doesn’t need to be much to be effective, so you’re set a Daily Goal of 5 minutes to help with consistent practice. You’ll see all your progress with a calendar-view snapshot of your stops, your starts and your hottest Streaks for all time.
Even 5 minutes each day is the best way to learn music. And we know, Sunday may get in the way. That’s OK. So to celebrate your habit for when you do practice, you get rewarded.
We keep track of all your good work. Every session you hit that 5 minute Daily Goal means progress, and counts towards a new Trophy. Because your effort continually adds up to you being a better and better musician!
Imagine how good you’d be if you practiced every day! Streaks are a sign of your commitment to learning an instrument – so if you’re on a roll, keep up a consecutive Daily Goal habit and watch that Streak counter help build up your cabinet of play time Trophies at warp speed.
Melodics™ subscribers have complete access to Melodics™ for iPad, just as you would on desktop (just use your existing account credentials to log in). Get away from the desk – grab your instrument, connect via USB adaptor or Bluetooth, and you’re ready to practice whenever and wherever inspiration strikes.
Sticking with it
With anything you want to improve at, the key to sticking with it is having fun. Melodics™ is easy to set up, super user-friendly, and full of fun, gamified elements to help you stick with it, build great practice habits, and make solid progress with your instrument.