Music can lessen your pain

The power of music never ceases to amaze us. A person’s speech, which is controlled by the left side of the brain, is often affected by a stroke.  The Harvard Health Blog (linked below) tells us that: “Because singing ability originates in the right side of the brain, people can work around the injury to […]

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Why all the yelling?

Dynamics is an important element of music that is often overlooked.  Many performers feel compelled to always sing or play with a loud dynamic, witness The 2009 American Music Awards, The 2009 Grammys.  This mindset robs the listener of a rich musical experience.  The musician who uses a variety of dynamic levels, either subtly or […]

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