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Hybrid Drums, Being Happy, and Playing Every Day

Yesterday, I was testing acoustic drum triggers, organizing cables, and programming my Yamaha DTX502, when I had the idea for this entry.

The triggers and cables were in great working order. 1,417 more words

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[Musicianship] My Piano Teacher Said, "You Weren't Going To Win."

a little lesson on failure. ^^

Paraphrased from the wise words of my piano teacher Ms. Yap, after getting knocked out of a national piano competition in the quarter-finals. 1,784 more words

Character

Qigong for Musicians

Qigong exercises support emotional balance, cognition and general health. The benefits can be applied to musicianship, performance, creativity, physical and mental well-being. Make these exercises part of your daily instrumental and vocal practice. 15 more words

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Charlotte Recommends Kids At The Con Holiday Workshops!

Holiday Workshops coming up: Tues 11 – Thurs 13 April

Following their sell-out success in January, the Kids at the Con Holiday Workshops are back again this April! 93 more words

Flute

Practice and Payoffs

I’ve heard it said over and over again, many times. If you want to get better, then you have to practice. Sadly, this advice falls short, for a few reasons. 3,060 more words

Advice

A Story Of Kindness

No man is an island – John Donne

Well as it turns out, nor is any woman.

I’ve been feeling very reflective the past week or so about the career path I have trodden so far, about the people who have helped and been supportive along the way.

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Balancing the Physical and Musical Aspects of Instrumental Music

By Thomas J. West

Most public school music ensembles spend 95 percent of their classroom time preparing for public concerts. It takes many hours of repetition of the music in order to program the body to perform the music accurately. 858 more words

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