Thanks for reading the Spring 2017 issue of The Musician's Way Newsletter. Please share with fellow music lovers. Also join me on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. -Gerald Klickstein
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From The Musician's Way Blog
7 Deep-Practice Strategies. Accomplish more in less time!
10 Ways to Reduce Sound Exposure. Crucial info to protect our hearing.
5 Steps to Better Classical Concerts. Let's reinvigorate the concert experience.
4 Attributes of Effective Teachers. Tips for those seeking teachers or aspiring to education careers.
TMW On Sale!
For a limited time, The Musician’s Way hardback edition is on sale at Amazon.com for an astonishing 63% off, including free shipping. Designed for libraries and book collectors, it features super-fine, acid-free paper and a heavy-duty, unjacketed cover. The paperback is also discounted.
Barenboim On Music
Conductor and pianist Daniel Barenboim has published a free YouTube channel with delightful 5-minute videos about classical masterpieces.
Sound Level Meter App
Earlier this year, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health released an outstanding free sound level meter app for iOS devices.
Better Classical Videos
On Medium.com, Stuart French shares 5 tips for making effective classical music videos. Need video gear? Consider the affordable Zoom Q4n, which gets high marks for both video and audio quality.
Strings Magazine publishes a collection of free live performance videos that showcase leading string players.
Free Music Biz Courses
Entertainment lawyer and Berklee Professor John P. Kellogg will lead two free online music business courses this spring. One is hosted by EdX (starting April 17) and the other by Coursera (beginning March 20).
MOZ comes through again with helpful advice to optimize our websites for search.
National Park Arts
The US National Park Arts Foundation is soliciting applications for a range of residency opportunities.
Nathan Cole, First Associate Concertmaster of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, writes on Audition Café about strategies to excel at orchestra auditions.
Learning from Google
We musicians can apply Google's research on team building to create and sustain productive groups.
When community organizations host fundraisers at which musicians perform copyrighted music, they need to purchase performance licenses, as the lawyers from GG Arts Law explain.
Spotlight on Injuries
The CBC Music Blog recently published an article spotlighting the high rates of injury among classical musicians, especially students. For musician health guidelines, see Chapters 12 & 13 of The Musician's Way as well as the Wellness page at MusiciansWay.com. Ergonomic aids such as wedge seat cushions are available from Amazon.
The Ultimate Practice Shortcut
Yes, there really is a practice shortcut, and I reveal it in a popular post on The Musician's Way Blog.
Coach with GK via Skype
Want to advance your artistic or professional abilities? Contact me for coaching sessions via Skype.