July 16, 2017

Dare To Play A Serenade For Your Love

In this time and age hardly someone expects you to go and play a favourite song under the window of your dream girl. Even less, to play a song or a music you composed yourself. Such a serenade could get you into a jail instead of […]
July 6, 2017

Protect Your Sanity With Music And Avoid The News

You may remember those times, when music and movie stars were the only celebrities you could encounter in the news. Yes, it was a while ago. At that time I was working as a music journalist and always got surprised by the amount of people interested […]
June 30, 2017

If Multitasking, You Do It Like Musicians.

If multitasking capability really exists, musicians must be the best multitaskers. Take, for example, the organ player in the Finale of the Symphony No. 3 from the French composer Camille Saint-Saens. He uses all his four limbs to play music on five keyboards – at 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 14, 2017

Why You Should Not Forget Your Music Education

Stress is damaging still younger and younger people. Now even teenagers. Average age in onset of depression is 13; it used to be 42! This interesting information presented neuropsychologist Dr. William R. Stixrud at the seminar on Transcendental Mediation organized by the David Lynch Foundation. He […]
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 31, 2017

You Are Creative! Or Do You “Give a Shit”?

“Why don’t people give a shit anymore?” … about creative people. This is the question the author is asking in the article with the same name – I added only the ‘victim’. And the truth is that my opinion had been very similar some time ago. […]
May 24, 2017

Allow Yourself To Be An Amateur Musician

I was reading recently an article G.K. Chesterton: In Defense of Amateurs from Charles Chu. It is interesting reading especially when considering that Musicably is about amateur musicking. At the same time it is quite telling, that although the article analyzes what an amateur is, in […]
May 17, 2017

“Eat” Your Way to Celebrity

Imagine the following situation. It is Saturday evening. You are well rested and with high expectations preparing for a popular program on the television. The best food and drinks will be served and eaten in your favorite show. The prettiest and the most popular eaters will […]