The 8 Ways We Practice

This article is about how you can maximize your productivity during practice sessions. It is also about rediscovering how to enjoy practicing again. We all know that having clear goals is the most important thing you can do to accelerate your rate of learning. But what exactly does it mean to say that we should […]

Music and Mind Mapping

“If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up people to collect wood and don’t assign them tasks and work, but rather teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea.” – Antoine de Saint-Exupery For those brave, maybe crazy people we call explorers, the best part of the map is where […]

The Musical Plateau: Just a Phase

“The gate is straight, deep and wide break on through to the other side” – Jim Morrison Anyone who has ever attempted to play a musical instrument will eventually reach a phase we like to call a “plateau.” The place where progress seems to stop dead in its tracks. This is a useful metaphor because […]

The Tools of Attention

“I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free.” – Michelangelo This is an excerpt from the ebook, “Midnight Arpeggios”. Did you ever notice how right everything seems when you are busy doing something you love to do? At those times it doesn’t matter how much money, power or status […]