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Letter on The Voice

The Voice 23-05-2012 10-12-41

Here’s a letter I wrote published in today’s Opinion section of The Age, Wednesday 23/05/2012. It’s about the popular TV show The Voice and its possible link with our social values regarding to mastery of singing/ music.

Kurt Elling on finding your own ‘sound’

In a brief excerpt of his lecture at the Kennedy Centre, Kurt Elling offers advice to aspiring singers on the steps necessary to finding their own unique ‘sound’ as singers and musicians. Elling is a brilliant example of what happens when you persevere with this illustrious challenge, which simultaneously demands the endless refinement of vocal…

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Good habits

I stumbled across this NY Times article by Charles Duhigg on the murky, multimillion-dollar retailer practice of collecting shoppers’ data. The focus of the article is on how this data is used to influence shoppers’ buying habits, with an interesting insight into habits – something we’re constantly trying to develop as musicians. “One study from Duke…

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