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Matt Logan

Friday 5 Vocal Health For Music Therapists

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Happy Friday! Based on responses to last the last Friday 5, it seems that vocal health has struck a…ahem…cord? 😃 It seems to be a challenge many of us face. Some of you wrote back sharing your own experiences and tips. Here are what some other MT’s had to say, plus a couple other vocal health-related tidbits. Please note that ALL THREE stories mentioned seeing an ENT or speech therapist, so if you are experiencing vocal issues, definitely consult with a professional.  Also, remember that you never have to miss…

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Friday 5 August 25th, 2017

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Ok. Who saw the eclipse? I especially want to hear from those of you who traveled to get the best views. I work in San Francisco and the fog is so common here that it even has a name (Karl). It seemed as though Karl was going to eclipse the eclipse. But, amazingly, the fog parted just enough and just in time so that we could catch a glimpse. But the most breathtaking views, for us anyway, were totally on Instagram. Oh well…I’ll get a good seat for the next…

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Friday 5 August 18, 2017

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Hello, my friends 😃 Another week in the books! Well done. Here is your Friday 5! Thank You Firstly, I want to thank you for being kind human beings and citizens of the world. Though most of my readers are in the United States, last week’s Friday 5 was also read in Kenya, Canada, Indonesia, Spain, Egypt, Bahrain, Brazil, Thailand…just to name a few. I’ve long believed that music is one of the most effective bridges between people of different beliefs and backgrounds. In a world that emphasizes and all-too-often…

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Friday 5! Books, maps, and light

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Happy Friday, everyone! Matt here. I want to start off by thanking Hannah for curating so much great content over the last year. She’s done a tremendous job of consistently providing us with helpful resources! I’m going to be taking over the Friday 5 again and hope I can live up to the precedent she set. Big shout out to Hannah! And now, your Friday 5: What I’m Reading The Five Invitations by Frank Ostaseski. “Life and death are a package deal. They cannot be pulled apart, and we cannot truly…

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Friday 5!

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Hi there! Happy Friday! Here are some things I’ve been digging this week and wanted to share with you. Feel free to pass it on if you know someone who would be interested in any of the things listed below. Would you like to see this list of resources in your email inbox every Friday? If so, subscribe today! GUITAR Check out how to play Folsom Prison Blues including the cool intro. Classic country.   APP Guitar Tuna Free and great if you’re like me and carry around a phone more often than…

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Friday 5

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Happy Friday to you! Here’s the Friday 5. You can also check it out on the website to see videos, listen to the music, and comment if you’d like. You can also reply directly to this email and say hi 🙂 GUITAR You know that cool melody at the beginning of Under the Sea (Little Mermaid)? You can totally play it. SONG Distance – Emily King BOOK Improvisation: Methods and Techniques for Music Therapy Clinicians, Educators, and Students by Tony Wigram. This is a great book, I’m currently re-reading it….

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Friday 5!

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Greetings! It’s Friday and I’m bringing back the Friday 5 weekly installment. It’s an email that shares 5 cool things I’m using, thinking about, listening to, etc. So here we go! Instrument: Skoog music interface. I’ve been using this with patients who have limited mobility to work toward improving motor skills. It also provides for increased accessibility to creative expression. I love that I can adjust the sensitivity of the instrument in the software. App: Evernote. I’m currently typing in Evernote and it helps me organize almost everything. Photos, business…

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