This guest post looks at research linking emotional mind-states with blocks in information retention, and how that might affect musicians.
Rock your next solo with these tips, stories, and resources to help you perform better in the moment. For more improvising inspiration, check out Soundfly’s free course The Improviser’s Toolkit.
Ep. 30 of Themes and Variation features Peter Martin, jazz pianist and composer, educator, and founder of the e-learning site, Open Studio.
Based on neuroscience research, improvisation can deactivate the self-judgment in your brain, and help you engage more creatively with music.
In this excerpted lesson from Soundfly’s The Improviser’s Toolkit, Mahea Lee explains why it’s important to let your notes “breathe” a bit.
We’re talking about inspiring change in Episode 13 of our podcast, “Themes and Variation” with guests Speech Thomas and Keenan The First.
That’s the question we’re asking, answering, and passing along in Episode 12 of our podcast, “Themes and Variation” with Ian Barnett (Mallow).
That’s the question we’re asking, answering, and passing along in Episode 11 of our podcast, “Themes and Variation” with Kirk Hamilton.
Some general thoughts on why improvisation is healthy and encouraged for musicians of all levels and types to experiment with.
A lesson on how to use one of the most exciting and practical scale modes for soloing on the guitar in jazz, blues, rock, and fusion.
A beautiful journey to find the keys to communicating with an autistic client, and helping him to relax in the most stressful moments.