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How our health really affects our ability to unleash spectacular performances – 029
Yes. Our health may not be the most invigorating topic, and you might be as tired as I am of hearing about diets and exercise and obesity and... As always, clichés are born from grains of truth, no matter how much we don't want them to be.
Music suffers from bad health and bad habitsThe exceptions aren't you!Begin by breathing
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How musicians are being held hostage by their limiting beliefs – 028
Attention-grabbing headlines turn heads and sensationalize what might otherwise be just a strong, solid response to a problem, not an actual hostage situation.
Your uniqueness grows one feature at a time
The way you play or sing, your posture, your sound quality, your sight-reading ability, your smile when you perform...
Whatever you identify, pick one that makes your heart leap a little bit... that one thing you do in which you find joy, or that makes you smile when you think of it.
No-one has experienced your life
It remains by far the most thrilling part of my job as a conductor - seeing an ensemble accomplish far more than they thought possible, not because they were copying anyone else, but because they found their own way, individually AND collectively, to be better musicians.
Cloning our heroes
mes we start life by replicating others. Your master or role model hasn't lived the life you have, and therefore you should not expect to live their life, either.
Exploring one thing at a time – 024
Probably two of the biggest problems we have in society are the need to appear busy, and multi-tasking.
Perhaps the worst of society's social wannabes are those who do both!