Monday, February 24, 2020

When you start singing for the first time, be prepared to fail. A lot.

I mentioned skateboarder Barry Dring in my last post. And here he is again!

When he was interviewed, Barry pointed out that when learning to skateboard, you have to fall off. A lot. It’s the same with any new skill, including singing.

Monday, February 17, 2020

Singing in a choir: meditation for those who can’t sit still

Meditation is often suggested as a way of reducing stress, promoting emotional well-being and enhancing self-awareness.

But what if you find it hard to sit still? Then join a choir and reap the same benefits!

Monday, February 10, 2020

How do we know if a culture has a traditional music scene?

I’ve just spent a wonderful month in Mexico. While I was there I tried to find local live music, but to no avail.

Silvia María Zuñiga

How does one find the traditional or representative music of a culture when we’re so inundated by Western influences?

Monday, February 03, 2020

How much should you polish a song before moving onto the next one?

Some songs are quick to learn and some take a while before they bed in.

How long should you spend on a teaching/ learning a song before moving onto the next one?