March 28, 2018

6 mindful musicking habits that if you learn will benefit you forever

Inspiration for this post came from the Lachlan Brown’s article on his blog HackSpirit.com. The original article’s title is ‘6 mindful habits that are hard to learn but will benefit you forever’, which I have slightly altered for the purpose of my writing. Lachlan Brown starts […]
September 7, 2017

How the Fourth Industrial Revolution will Change Music

A handful of interesting articles inspired me to give some thought to the future of music and musicking. The first was a video The Fourth Industrial Revolution published by the World Economic Forum. A number of scientists, academics and other professionals are talking there about the […]
June 22, 2017

How To Turn Your Music Practicing Into A Fun Experience

Making and playing music, or musicking, has become activity almost exclusive to properly educated specialists, also known as professional musicians. To prove the point, let me ask you a question: When was the last time you made a completely free choice to listen to some amateur […]
June 7, 2017

Do You Want Improve Your Listening Skills?

Two interesting and seemingly unrelated writings crossed their paths recently on my computer screen. The first is a book The Zen Of Listening: Mindful Communication In The Age Of Distraction, written by Rebecca Shafir. The second is a Medium article The Rise of Audio & Voice, […]
May 2, 2017

How to Persuade You to Start Musicking?

Recently I finished reading the book Pre-Suasion: A Revolutionary Way to Influence and Persuade from renowned psychologist Robert Cialdini. His specialty is persuasion and marketing. In the book he writes also about the research program designed to answer the question “What is language principally for?” Cialdini […]
March 8, 2017

Mindfulness is Noticing New Things

A second video for starters. With the previous post these two videos highlight what Musicably is about – Mindful Music Making. Renowned Harvard University psychology professor Ellen Langer, known as the “mother of mindfulness”, explains the topic of her career-long research: “Mindfulness is the simple process […]