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I’m tone deaf. I can’t sing. It’s usually accompanied by a smile or laugh, but the message is both clear and absolute. And wrong.
Lorna MacDonald is Professor of Voice Studies and Vocal Pedagogy at the University of Toronto, and she puts it even more strongly. “That’s a blatant lie.”
Of all creative endeavours, singing is perhaps the most poorly understood. To the chagrin of vocal teachers everywhere, singing is the one pursuit where you will be told, you can’t sing, so don’t bother. Parents will readily pony up the resources for acting lessons, or soccer, but when it comes to the ability to sing, many people are still under the impression that it’s something magical – you either have it, or you don’t.
There are times when detaching from an outcome is the best course of action for maximum results, specifically, for events, conversations, and settings for which you do not control the outcome, and especially in situations where you have a big investment of emotion attached (competition, anyone?!?). In these instances, detaching from your desired result can serve you well.
Easier said than done, right? This article from Jan Carley, a Sweet Adeline and Professional Certified Executive Coach, touches on how to achieve success in those situations where the result really matters to you.
We all know music makes us feel good, but did you know it's good FOR you as well? Follow our Music in the News blog to learn all about advances in the scientific world that show just HOW good it can be!
NxNW Region 13 Mission Statements
North by Northwest Region 13 is a cutting-edge group of diverse women singing, performing, and championing a cappella music.
The Region 13 Regional Executive Committee's mission is:
- Developing Leaders
- Creating pathways for achieving regional goals
North by Northwest Region 13
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