A summary of research that supports the idea that our brain activity remains in learning mode while we’re at rest. Hence: take more breaks!
A powerful meditation on hiding behind what we don’t know — and how that, more than imposter syndrome, can impede the learning process.
“How we memorize” passages of music can actually affect much more than our practice routines, it can relieve anxiety, and boast confidence…
Now’s the time — touring is coming back and you don’t want to be left out of the conversation. Here are 12 great resources to help your tour.
A short but sweet OpEd on why learning doesn’t have to be “grueling” to be effective, and how to master small skills, faster.
A touching OpEd from a concert cellist about how and why her switch to freelance has been able to help manage her mental health.
Courtesy of her brand new course on Soundfly, Jlin shares her thoughts and advice on how to play with the impact of your beat.
Practicing for accuracy but sacrificing speed? Or vice-versa? Research suggests you can actually have both, if your practice follows suit…
Courtesy of his brand new course on Soundfly, Kiefer shares a video lesson about channeling one’s influences to sound more like… yourself.
In Ep. 36 of Themes and Variation, we bring back an old friend of the pod to talk about songs from the recent past and not-so-distant future.