November 10, 2017

How GarageBand Can Help You Be More Mindful

It was about five years ago. A member of my wider family, a young man and a freshly minted father came to me with challenging questions. Could I critique his new music compositions and possibly give him some advice? This young man (let’s call him Brian) […]
October 30, 2017

What Music Technology Wants To Do In Your Head

Here is a vivid memory from my childhood. My Grandpa has constructed a container similar to a large aquarium. It will be used as an incubator for chicken. After a couple deadly attempts (for unfortunate chicks), the grandpa found a correct low-power light bulb encased in […]
October 16, 2017

Start Your Mindful Musical Meditation With ‘Fujara’

I have been writing about mindful music making with Musicably.com for quite a while. Throughout this time I have been working and preparing the other side of the business idea – the active music making, or musicking. What I want to do is to have people […]
October 6, 2017

Don’t Ask Me Why I Play Music. Ask Yourself Why You Don’t.

While browsing Facebook yesterday I found an interesting quote, the title of this post “Don’t ask me why I play music. Ask yourself why you don’t”. I liked its message, so I checked comments below it. And few surprised me. The following one summarizes some readers’ […]
September 22, 2017

How Not To Chew Your Ears As A Music Parent

Listening to music can be sometimes extremely frustrating – almost painful. Especially if that music is produced by a budding musician right in your house, a.k.a. your child. Here is the story. Last week I had experienced one of the most excruciating music lessons in memory. […]
September 15, 2017

Hearing Music Is Not Listening – But Musicking Is The Best

Many people try to use listening music to help them work better, to rise a ‘sound wall’ protecting from the outside world, or to boost creativity. For me it doesn’t make sense. In a similar way as it would be to offer the great 19’s century […]
August 25, 2017

Mukbang or “Eat” Your Way To Celebrity 2

The Internet has again proven, that even the wildest and the most bizarre ideas can find interested and responsive audience. When I was writing my blog post “Eat” Your Way to Celebrity a couple months back, I thought that the example of watching a TV show […]
August 17, 2017

Let The Elephants Run – book on creativity by David Usher

While visiting our local public library recently, I encountered a small exhibit of books about creativity. Obviously that caught my attention. Among typical ‘suspects’ like Creativity: The Psychology of Discovery and Invention from Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, Creativity, Inc.: Overcoming the Unseen Forces That Stand in the Way […]
August 11, 2017

Alegria Moments – My Ever Lasting Music Loves

In the recent blog post I was writing about my falling in love with a song. My very recent experience. Obviously there are more songs and compositions, that have had a crucial impact on my musical taste, even on my life. So I have used this […]