This guest post looks at research linking emotional mind-states with blocks in information retention, and how that might affect musicians.
Tag: science of learning
Motiving ourselves to practice our instrument can be tough — but with the right balance of tasks and rewards, habits will form in no time!
Based on neuroscience research, improvisation can deactivate the self-judgment in your brain, and help you engage more creatively with music.
In a classroom setting, teachers must trust that a student’s learning process will take a variety of paths, almost none of them being linear.
How to use deliberate practice and take comfort in mistakes, so that you don’t fall into the trap of expecting perfection when learning.
An editorial meditation on how concert and career musicians need to rethink their commitment to their practice, to be more like pro athletes.
If Super Mario Bros taught us anything, it’s that gamifying the learning process leads to more motivated and fearless trying…
An OpEd by composer Danny Clay on the effects of a “we” based collaborative classroom environment, as opposed to a “you / I” learning model.
You read that right… Doodling can help increase memory recall, relieve stress, and reorient your focus when your mind is wandering. Any questions?
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