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What if?…

“What if a large number of scientific studies had found that there was one activity that could improve our cognitive functions, help our memory system to work, help us to learn language, help us to moderate our emotional stages, help us to solve complex problem AND help our
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As Christmas approaches

We are on the last rush before the holidays. House are decorated, radio plays Christmas music, kids are getting excited and people communicate their wishlist to loved ones.  I’ll chip in  a few ideas for potential letters to Santa Claus. First off, if you happen to be a
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What matters.

My approach to music has changed over the years. By that, I mean my approach to playing as well as my approach to listening. In my teens and my twenties, speed was the only game in town. Any song was the opportunity to test my speed. I was driven by the need to prove myself, but
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Different fingers

Did you know that the ten fingers you have are all different from each other? You discover and struggle with that fact when you play the piano. Normally the thumb and index of the right hand are, by far, the most practical, precise and strongest pair in the hand. Maybe, but is it
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Band assignment

When a band decide to play a new song, it can be based on many different factors like people’s tastes, technical skills, arrangements, orchestration, speed, etc. But there is one type of song that is usually deceptively hard: the ballad, the slow song. These are tunes like
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Christmas resources

I talked about performing at family gathering in the last blog. I indicated, since we are during Thanksgiving weekend, that Christmas songs could be a great way to make people sing and have fun. But where would you find the music for those songs? Actually it is fairly easy. For
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The giving musician.

‘Tis the season! Here we are, when families and friends get together, when people go to the places they love and meet new people or get to see the ones that are important to them. Is it always rosy? No. But there are ways to ease up the tension. Music would be one of them.
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A little more

My last three blogs were about snags. But, can we really call this 3 blogs? Isn’t it more like 1 stretched one? Did I use a trick to make you read more? Actually, no, I didn’t. I was genuinely worried that it wouldn’t work, because I was trapped in a maze of
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Snag 3

It seems to work. We might be in the clear. Anyway, I couldn’t reset my password because I would receive the email to reset my password but the link would go to the page where I needed to input my email address to reset my password, and then they would send the link at my
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Snag 2

Ok, so far so good. It seems I can write a little more. I’ve just been through a big ordeal. My password for this site didn’t work anymore. Then I couldn’t reset a new password. Wait, sorry, I have to stop and check if this will be published. Hold it. I’ll
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