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 […]
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 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 […]