Friday 5!

By October 30, 2015 Friday Five

Greetings!

Happy almost-Halloween, and definitely happy Friday! It’s time for another Friday 5, 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! Enjoy!

GUITAR

It’s Barre Chord Week at Music Therapy Source. You’ve probably seen emails and Facebook ads from me. If they’ve been crowding your online space, worry not! It’s all going to be over soon, as the free videos expire tomorrow at midnight. That said, if you’ve ever struggled with barre chords, you’re definitely going to want to check out the free video presentation. Heads up: I do ask you for your email address so I can follow up with more tips and tricks. And, I have a huge favor to ask. If you know someone who would benefit from some barre chord tips, please send this to them. Thanks!

ARTICLE I’M READING

I love me some research on infant-directed singing. In fact, I produced a lullaby CD a few years ago meant to encourage it. So I was really interested in this article from the University of Montreal, where professor Isabelle Peretz and her colleagues pump out an abundance of good music research. READ IT.

MUSIC

Of course we have to go with something festive this week. As I’m writing this, I’m listening to/watching this studio version of Superstition by Stevie Wonder. The only thing scary about this song, though, is how good that groove is.

TECH

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GEAR

I often get asked to help students and music therapy programs buy guitars, and I’ve had a favorite model for the last several years. To watch a video about how I select guitars, and to see the model I recommend for music therapists who want a durable yet good-sounding instrument, go HERE.

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happy halloween

Have a happy and safe halloween weekend!

Matt

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