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Practicing, Life-Hacking, and Intrinsic Motivation

Note: This post was originally published on my other website, Gig-Ready Jazz Bassist.

For me, musical practice is a laboratory for life-hacking, not training for a competitive sport. 247 more words


To Thee Cherubim and Seraphim

Continually, continually, continually, continually, continually, continually……. If you’ve sung through this work at least once the word “continually” has probably started to lose all meaning. 637 more words

Texas All State Choir

Voices...they are a changin'

Natalie does most of the blogging around here but when it comes to bro-time, she passes the buck to Austin. Here’s his take on how young men can decide which All State voice part to sing. 740 more words

Texas All State Choir

Natural Movement

What Are You Practicing?

I have been thinking about movement lately, especially forward movement. For instance, why do some movements seem so natural while others seem like you are continuously pushing a boulder up a very steep hill. 362 more words


Summer Reading for the All State Singer

“Those darn young people! Always scrolling through social media….why don’t they read a book every once in a while!”

A familiar refrain, huh? But actually…. 145 more words


A beginner's guide to score preparation

We get this question all the time: “How do I practice when the practice tracks aren’t available yet?”

I love this question, because it always opens up a discussion about the different ways that we practice. 621 more words

Texas All State Choir

Day  289 - Leaving the map at home

Today was a holiday in Austria, and my dog and I went on a relatively long hike (a bit over 12 kms). What was special today was that it is in a part of town we almost never go to, an hour away from home. 69 more words

One Step At A Time