Sometimes, when preparing for an exam or performance, we can experience “bad motivation.” Playing for fun without having a hard deadline can be more productive than practicing for a recital or test.
Considering the extremely busy and hectic lives we lead, it comes as no surprise that we are pulled in a million different directions every day and have a feeling that we’re under constant stress. One way to manage all the pressure we experience is through mindfulness. Mindfulness provides us with the ability to focus on what we’re feeling at the present moment rather than dwelling on the past or imagining and overthinking the future.
The secret of success is a balance between hard work and rest. While working hard can help you to be successful, it’s necessary to take some rest as well. Rest is important for careers in music, because it helps you to avoid overworking yourself.
Research shows that around half of all professional musicians worldwide, at some point in their careers, endure music-related injuries that permanently sideline them.
Singers often wonder how they can improve their voice and broaden their skillset. Learning a new technique takes time and patience, and can often be difficult to master. One of the techniques that I personally have found most difficult to learn is belting. Every time I watch a singing competition I think, “my goodness, how […]
Vocal health is just as important as physical health. Whether you are a vocalist of 30+ years or someone who is new to the game, it is crucial to take care of your voice and vocal chords.
**The content of this article is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. We’ve all been guilty of over-practicing. And, whether string, brass or other, every musician is bound to encounter one […]