July 24, 2019

How Deadly Can Criticism Be?

Reading The Art of Mindful Singing (my recent review is here), I came to the part of the book, where the author analyses why many people stop or refuse singing in front of others. Television hasn’t helped in that either, by producing endless singing competitions with […]
June 28, 2019

The Art of Mindful Singing – book review

The Art of Mindful Singing is a sort of a book that I have been looking for for quite a while. There have been books written about mindfulness and music. I have previewed recently one called In Tune. And there is another one – Mindfulness in […]
April 30, 2019

In Tune: Music as the Bridge to Mindfulness – book review

There has been a growing number of books published recently, combining two of my most prefered topics – music and mindfulness. One such book has been out just for a couple weeks. Thanks to the website NetGalley I had a chance to read it and to […]
April 24, 2018

How Music Can Help You Wake Up In The Morning

I am sure you know that feeling. Your alarm clock or a ‘body clock’ (if your circadian rhythm functions well) goes off in the morning. You jump out of the bed well rested and ready for another day. Or you decide to snooze a little, tired […]
December 24, 2017

Why Music Has Been ‘Functional’ Since Forewer

​ Music has been researched and dissected lastly from every possible angle. One such activity is The Sync Project, which is an extremely interesting and promising endeavor. A team of researchers, advisers and investors collaborate towards one goal – ‘Developing music as a precision medicine’. Among […]
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 […]
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 […]