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 […]
April 25, 2017

This is NOT the ’50 Shades of Classical Music’ book

Instrumental by James Rhodes Shocking and terrifying book about music. And life. I have read many books about music. I am a musicologist after all, so reading about music has been a requirement and also my passion. But never before happened, that I just couldn’t continue […]
April 18, 2017

History proves music is important for your wellbeing

Fire is a good servant but a bad master. Once our ancestors mastered the fire, many thousands years ago, humanity started climbing to dominate this world. Fire helped humans to protect, to heat and feed themselves, and to see and make it through the dark. What […]
April 11, 2017

The best way how not to drown in the ‘music as water’?

Are you overwhelmed and confused from the breadth, depth and size of the current music offering? If you don’t want to get drowned in the vast ocean of music, you’d better learn how to ‘swim’ – start playing and making music yourself. Aside from the handful […]
April 4, 2017

MUSICABLY launches

Welcome. The new blog Musicably.com launched on April 4, 2017. It has taken much more time to find out the name for my new blog, than I expected. It was worth the time. The name MUSICABLY contains, at least for me, most of what I wanted […]
March 29, 2017

“Music is Time Made Aesthetically Perceptible”

I have been studying, listening and playing music most of my life. Throughout that time I have read a tone of definitions and quotes trying to summarize what music really is. The one I identify the most with I read in the book The Third Ear […]
March 9, 2017

Unlock the Musician Within You!

Is music important for you? What role does music play in your life? Aside from being a listener, there are other possible scenarios about your relationship with music. And they may have one common denominator – you feel that music is in your veins and heart. […]
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 […]
March 7, 2017

How playing an instrument benefits your brain.

A picture is worth a thousand words. How many words is worth a video then? In under five minutes this animated movie from TED-Ed explains many benefits of playing a musical instrument. They compare playing to the brain’s equivalent of a full body workout. The reason […]