Not only do these things make you, you. To be honest accentuating them enables you to gain control and ultimately freedom. When I’m working on improvisation exercises I like to really let my voice go where it wants to go; into all the nasty noises aswell and the nice ones. To take a few risks. […]
Recommending this great resource from an amazing musician: https://hudsonmusic.com/product/groove-workshop/ Whilst it might appear to be designed for bass players it’s great for everyone. Victor asks, what is music to you? Great question! Whilst hard to articulate, to me, music is the soul speaking, it’s emotion, it’s communication, it’s connection. These are things that are actually […]
When you express yourself without fear it enables others to know they are not alone in their feelings. I want to hear the good, the bad and the ugly. Life is beautifully everything. You are beautifully everything. The Guest House by Rumi This being human is a guest house. Every morning a new arrival. A […]
We all over estimate the short term and under estimate the long term. That’s why I like working with clients long term. It’s only through daily exercise/practise/work/play that we become strong. If you don’t sing daily you won’t feel like a singer, but it’s very easy to remedy! That’s why it’s important to not overload […]
Great little interview https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RDyg_41QF1w Write songs, do gigs, be nice!
I was on a course at Cambridge University last week and was reminded of the power of community. It was so inspiring to be surrounded by so many brilliant minds. So many amazing artists all devouring other great works. Talking about everything from Keats to Dylan, Leonard Cohen to the gospel of John. This is where […]
‘All these things just came out of me. I didn’t sit down and think I’m gonna write a song about my mother….or this, that or the other…they all came out…you know like all the best work anybody ever does’….. John Lennon. Let you song speak through you. Don’t struggle. Don’t pull the wings off your […]
Repeat daily: From 8 mins in Often labelled a multitude of things: mindset, beliefs, limited beliefs, self belief, certainty, choose the word you like. You need to be ‘certain’ and it only takes a few minutes to get certain. Your voice is important. Repeat the above exercise daily to get certain.
Sing to find your voice. Write to find your voice. You do not find your voice before you start. You find your voice through taking consistent action. By singing and singing and singing and writing and writing and writing. Not through trying to sing one great song or trying to write one great song. Don’t […]
Just watched a great interview with Juliette Lewis and this was her closing remark. …. One of the joys of living now is that we can reach out to find our communities and totally shut off from what we don’t like. If you don’t see it, it doesn’t exist in your world. Ms Lewis […]