Friday 5

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Happy Friday! Here are 5 resources, articles, etc. I am enjoying this week! Power Posing Problems? Last week, I sent out Amy Cuddy’s influential TED talk about power posing. It seems that there may be issues with replicating the data, as an astute reader pointed out to me (thanks Chris!). I don’t know if it’s fair to discredit Dr. Cuddy’s work, but you should at least know there are opposing opinions. Technological Advancements “Allowing people with disabilities to show that they’re not disabled, they’re actually super able”. A drummer is…

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Friday 5

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Happy Friday! Here are 5 things I’m digging this week. Power Posing Your posture affects how you are perceived and indeed, how your brain functions. For an essential overview, watch Amy Cuddy’s Ted Talk. Do it. This is a real game-changer. To dig even deeper, read her book Presence. Greeting Cards Another game-changer: I love sending cards, but there are three things I hate about the process. 1. Going to the store 2. Sifting through all the cheesy cards 3. Mailing it. Ya feelin’ me? Part and Parcel solves all three of my problems…

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Happy Friday! Here is your 5 to end the week! Classic AlbumPet Sounds by The Beach Boys (Spotify link) My New Favorite GuitarSomething came over me a few months ago and I had to have a Gibson SG. I’ve always loved Gibsons with this color combination. This beaut is named Jezebel. Guitar ResourceHate barre chords? You are not alone. That’s why I created The Barre Chord Companion and made it super affordable. Check it out HERE. Quote I’m Pondering“Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. The fearful are caught as often as…

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Friday 5…on a Monday

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So in life, there is often what you plan, and then there is what actually happens… I’m currently on tour with my band and we’ve hit some snow and high winds, causing backcountry detours with little to no cell phone service. As I write this, the band is stranded at a hotel Colorado. Fortunately, we finally have internet! I posted the Friday 5 on Facebook, but in case you missed it, here is your Friday 5 on Monday. Classic Album of the Week Rumours by Fleetwood Mac Music Therapy Story This story features tough and talented…

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Friday 5

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Ahhh Friday. The weekend is here, along with your Friday 5. Classic Album of the Week Innervisions by Stevie Wonder (Spotify link) What I’m Pondering The Kites and the Swans, from Aesop’s Fables: “The Kites of old time had, equally with the Swans, the privilege of song. But having heard the neigh of the horse, they were so enchanted with the sound, that they tried to imitate it; and, in trying to neigh, they forgot how to sing.” Article I’m Reading The creative brain is wired differently How I’m Feeding the…

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Friday 5!

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Happy Friday! Here is your Friday 5 from Music Therapy Source. Classic AlbumAllan Brothers Band – Live at Fillmore East (Spotify link)I’ve been working on slide guitar with a client and this album is an excellent source of inspiration. Top-notch guitar work on this live recording. Product I’m UsingA slide can be especially helpful for adaptive guitar. Or a cool new palette of sonic possibilities in your guitar toolbox. First things first, you’ll need a slide. Here is at least a place to start (I like glass, personally). And if you really want to get into…

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Hi All! Here is your weekly Friday 5 – things I’m enjoying, thinking about, and discovering… Have a great weekend! How to Extract a Guitar PickDon’t you love it when a guitar pick falls into the sound hole on an acoustic guitar? Don’t shake and pray – there’s a right way to get it out! Popular on InstagramI love opportunities to make guitar jokes. I also love chocolate, so this was a win-win. How to Get More Hours in the DaySome of these are obvious, but others not so much. I especially like ideas about how to…

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Happy Friday everyone! As I write this I’m preparing to “feed the muse” by going on a weekend tour with my band. So it has been a busy week! Please invite your friends to subscribe to this email, and check out past editions at Music Therapy Source. Here is your Friday 5 for this week: Virtual Job ShadowI don’t know about you, but I can’t accommodate many of the job shadow requests I get for a variety of reasons. Other music therapists have shared the same issue. That’s why Hannah and I put together the Virtual Job…

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Friday 5

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It’s Friday and it’s time to give you 5 resources or cool things you can explore over the weekend or next week. Don’t forget to check out past editions on the website, and please forward this to someone you think would like to subscribe. Enjoy! Guitar Club: New Look, Same Value Guitar skills are one of the commonest areas music therapists say they want to improve. They also say TIME is the biggest barrier. In the MTS Guitar Club, almost all lessons are under 10 minutes, and I even try…

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Friday 5

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Happy first Friday of February! I want to start with some special shoutouts. Over the last few months, I’ve asked for some help covering costs of maintaining the website and email list so that I can keep delivering the Friday 5. I’m SO appreciative, and want to personally thank Jeffrey, two Rachels, Marilyn, Sheila, and Tori supporting the Friday 5 in January and several months prior. If you would also like to help, please visit MTS Love. Here is your Friday 5 for today! What I’m Listening To Utopia by Björk,…

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