It’s time for another Friday 5! This is where I share 5 things I’m digging on each week. Some relate to music and music therapy, and some are just straight up random (but interesting, at least in my own humble opinion…). If you would like to have these delivered conveniently to your email inbox, please click here and subscribe!
Effortless Mastery by Kenny Werner
If you’re in a musical rut, if you’ve thought that other musicians have something that you don’t, or if you experience resistance and general “ickiness” related to practice, this book is for you. Effortless Mastery digs into some of the psychological and spiritual blocks we experience as musicians who place a lot of pressure on ourselves.
This video is from 2012 has some good stuff about adding suspensions in chords.
MUSIC THERAPY STORY OF THE WEEK
Music Brings Therapy to 7-Year-Old Heart Patient at Chicago Hospital
What We Must by Jaga Jazzist
This album by the Norwegian jazz/electronic group Jaga Jazzist is one of my favs. These songs take you on such a journey.
Surprising Lessons From 100 Days of Rejection by Jia Jiang
Food for thought: What does the fear of rejection keep you from doing/accomplishing?
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Thanks for reading and have a wonderful weekend!