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August 27, 2021 - 8:19am

Masks especially created for singing. Wristbands signaling comfort with hugs, or closeness. Rethinking the meaning of worship, or...

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August 9, 2021 - 10:08am

Would you describe yourself as tone deaf? Do your friends say "I can't sing, I wish I could sing?" Reknown a cappella star, Deke Sharon, is here with a great video to refute that! ...

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April 29, 2021 - 8:15pm

 

Many of us LOVE to sing in groups, but become emotional …or insecure… or just less satisfied when we sing alone. Now, I know that singing alone is certainly different than raising your voice with others – but wouldn’t it be great to experience even just a little more joy while you’re...

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December 5, 2020 - 2:02pm

Finding joy in music lessons, jams

These weren’t the piano lessons of my youth. Quite the opposite.

Gone was the septuagenarian teacher crowding me on a...

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July 17, 2020 - 12:19pm

This webinar, co-sponsored by Barbershop Harmony Society, Chorus America, National Association of Teachers of Singing, American Choral Directors Association, and Performing Arts Medicine Association, focuses on examples of how singers and singing ensembles are producing their art now, and...

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October 1, 2019 - 9:15pm

Forget the Mozart Effect and Baby Einstein, take it easy on acquisitions for your two-year-old’s private library, and don’t fret if your three-year-old hasn’t started violin lessons just yet. The key to unlocking a child’s potential intelligence and happiness may indeed lie in music, but...

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July 24, 2019 - 11:01am

...Researchers caution against labeling people as “tone-deaf” or telling them they “can’t sing.” Only a small percentage of people, about one in 20, suffer from true tone-deafness, a condition called amusia. Past studies have found that most bad singers can discern musical notes...

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March 2, 2019 - 8:13am

Back in my high school years, my choir director told me—with a tinge of envy—that I had “cords of steel.” I wore that label like a badge of honor, and prided myself on the fact that I was rarely put out of commission by a cold, fatigue, or overuse. Even in college, despite using my voice far...

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February 27, 2019 - 8:48am

6 Healthy Reasons To Sing 

Singing is beneficial in many ways but do you know how important singing is for your brain? Most of you are thinking, really? Well, I'm here to tell you yes - really. Stay with me now as I explain just what singing does to your brain...

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March 3, 2018 - 5:01pm

Stop obsessing over talent—everyone can sing! In fact, research shows that many adults who think of themselves as “unmusical” were told as children that they couldn’t or shouldn’t...

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October 25, 2017 - 1:25pm

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...

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October 2, 2017 - 10:07am

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...

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