When it comes to inspiration, musicians are used to looking everywhere. Creative ideas can come from life experiences, other art, and even dreams. The world offers endless sparks for musicians to put into their performing, teaching, and more. Technical musical skills come mainly from practicing the craft. But beyond that, there are connections between musicianship … Continue reading Four Ways Playing Poker Will Make You a Better Musician
Susan Alexander found a way to fill the “big, depressing hole in your life where playing music with other people used to be”—a hole caused by this year’s official restrictions on in-person gatherings to limit the spread of the COVID-19 virus.
by Amy Nathan "If you give yourself to something that you think isn’t going to work, sometimes it does,” says retired school teacher and lifelong choir member Linda Bluth. She’s commenting on a surprising new musical bright spot that has popped up during the coronavirus pandemic: ordinary people becoming recording artists. From Brooklyn’s Grace Chorale to the … Continue reading They may not be pros—but they’re recording artists now