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From The Musician's Way Blog
5 Tips for Successful Practice. Nothing motivates better than success.
6 Ways to Cultivate Expressive Tone. Unleash your expressive powers.
Renewing Your Repertoire. Bring playfulness and meaning to deliberate practice.
3 High-Demand Career Tracks for Musicians. There's plenty of work out there.
Setting Up a Practice Space. Boost creativity and productivity.
Opera or Cheese?
Think you can tell them apart? Test yourself with the quiz on Classic FM.
An article in Science News explores how our brains keep track of time (or not).
The grand prize winner of this year's Tchaikovsky competition was Mongolian baritone Ariunbaatar Ganbaatar. Free videos of his competition performances are available on Medici.tv.
New Concert Hall
The competition to pick the design of the new Beethoven Festspielhaus in Bonn is nearing its climax.
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Proposed revisions to the US ivory ban could ease travel headaches for musicians such as string players whose bows contain small amounts of ivory.
Jazz History Podcasts
Musician and scholar Dr. Jose Bowen generously makes available free jazz history podcasts on his site.
Google's new site Classical-Live.com has partnered with five world-class orchestras to provide on-demand and streaming music.
Musicians who need lots of cloud-based storage can can now get a terabyte for $10/month or $99/year with Dropbox Pro.
Face the Music
Face the Music is an extraordinary program in New York City in which musicians under age 18 champion the music of living composers.
Help for Music Teachers
If you teach music lessons but don't yet have a website that let's you accept credit card payments, do automatic invoicing, maintain an online calendar and more, check out Music Teachers Helper. Accept payments on the fly with Square.
Better Body Language
Musicians can add to their onstage impact by considering 5 nonverbal patterns from top TED talks.
Teaching Artist Tools
The Teaching Artist Support Collaborative of California publishes a range of free resources for teaching artists, including sample contracts and invoices.
In June, Apple Music made a U-turn and agreed to compensate musicians during their trial period. The new Fair Music Report from Berklee unveils numerous other troublesome issues across the digital music spectrum.
Audio Quality Quiz
Can you differentiate between high-def and compressed audio files? Find out with the audio quality quiz on NPR.org.