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Want the free color eBook edition of Practice Like This? Sign up for 6 Bullet Saturday. 6-Bullet Saturday is a newsletter that gives you six things I thought worth sharing every week. Mostly it’s about practice, and I always include specific tips or exercises or drills that I use to help me and my students get…

Psychological Effects of Singing

Is it the singing or the social interaction that makes us happy? Maybe it’s both. Somebody needs to compare choir singing with singing alone. Any researchers out there? Click through to check out this brief summary: The psychological effects of singing can help prevent depression due to the social and educational opportunities. See the psychological…

On the Road with Duke Ellington (1967)

Interesting documentary a fellow musician told me about (Thanks, Tim!). Recorded the year I was born. Louis Armstrong makes an appearance and Duke admits to stage fright. So may performances and the man still gets the jitters. Like Louis said, it’s all about using that energy. Some good insights into Duke, his process, and his…

Mastery, by Robert Greene: Animated

Mastery, by Robert Greene, is a book you should read/own. Want to listen to it? If you’re new to Audible, you can get it for free! Here’s a quick summary of Mastery: