Tag : concentration

Practice Session, Part 1: Warm Up

Warm Up This blog post is the second in a seven part series about the structure of a typical practice session. In the blog post “Overview,” I outlined the six

Concentration Exercises for Musicians

Concentration Exercises for Musicians The prevailing wisdom for many years was that our minds could handle about seven things at once. This was supported by research in 1956 that showed people

Hearing vs. Listening

There is a big difference between hearing something and actually listening to it. In A Natural History of the Senses, Diane Ackerman observes “Sounds thicken the sensory stew of our lives,