Archive for October 2010

WHEN WE WERE KIDS

Sunday, October 25, 2010: WHEN WE WERE KIDS Our daughter sent an email today.  She wrote, “This video reminds me of when we were kids.”  It shows a three year old boy holding a conductor’s baton conducting and moving to the music of Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony.  The little boy seems to know the music –…

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UNAFRAID

Sunday, October 17, 2010: UNAFRAID Neil MacGonigill and I were astounded by the talent. Singer/songwriters shared their songs in yesterday’s creative class.  Every songwriter had a unique story to tell and in every case, the songs were uniquely theirs. Excellent artists stand out.  Their sound, the way they express themselves through the words they choose…

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THINGS TO BE THANKFUL FOR

Sunday, October 10, 2010: THINGS TO BE THANKFUL FOR The weather is balmy and the air is still.  It’s October in Calgary – that beautiful Indian summer kind of day.  Hopped in the jeep and headed to the water.  A friend introduced me to some obscure podcasts – great music with commentary. Launched the canoe…

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PRACTICING 101

Sunday, October 3, 2010: PRACTICING 101 I smiled as I watched Calum Graham perform last night.  I knew that he was practicing what we had worked on together: the groove, the quality of his sound, style, placement of his voice, vocal technique.  The quality of his singing showed remarkable improvement in his performance last night. …

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