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Michael Emenau of MNO Music has a degree in classical music from McGill University in Canada. He has worked professionally as a percussionist, pianist, composer, producer and arranger for more than 25 years, playing such diverse genres as jazz, rock, drum & bass, salsa, techno, country, Hindustani, gospel, baroque, Klezmer, instrumental hip-hop, film and orchestral music. He has recorded on over 200 CDs, composed music for at least eight films, dozens of advertisements and various contemporary dance troupes, toured internationally, and lived on three continents. As a recording artist, he has released a series of highly acclaimed solo CDs on the boutique record labels, Hearts of Space, Daikini, Lucky Bear, Jazz Mafia and Six Degrees records. He has performed everywhere from Carnegie Hall in the US and Philharmonie de Paris in France to the Knitting Factory nightclub in New York City and the Burning Man festival in the US.

Michael is signed to Six Degrees/Universal Records in San Francisco and works under the names MNO and Michael Emenau, focusing primarily on instrumental hip-hop and neo-classical chamber music.

Michael has created numerous best-selling courses in the field of music. He is also the creator of the music education/ear training app called Easy Music, which was selected as iTunes Editors Choice 'Best New APP' for iTunes/App Store worldwide as well as one of the 'Top 10 Apps of 2016'.

Free, Online Courses Created by Michael Emenau

  • Certificate Play Music by Ear - From Beginner to Expert

    Play Music by Ear - From Beginner to Expert

    4-5 hrs
    Become an expert in playing music by ear by using the techniques outlined in this free online course.
  • Certificate Basics of Ear Training

    Basics of Ear Training

    1.5-3 hrs
    This free online music theory course teaches you how to play music by ear and recognise pitch, chords and melodies.
  • Certificate Music Theory Fundamentals for Songwriters

    Music Theory Fundamentals for Songwriters

    3-4 hrs
    Master songwriting and composition skills and showcase your musical skills to the world with this free online course.
  • Certificate Basics of Rhythm

    Basics of Rhythm

    1.5-3 hrs
    This free online course will teach you about rhythm, rhythm counting techniques and how to read notated rhythm.
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