Science Shows How the Brains of Intelligent, Successful People Are Different From Everyone Else
What's the best way to take control of your own life and push yourself against boundaries? According to Stanford psychologist Carol Dweck, it's all about your mindset. Successful people tend to focus on growth, solving problems and self-improvement,…
Why the Progress You Make in the Practice Room Seems to Disappear Overnight – PART 1
Have you ever been frustrated by the fact that you can take a difficult passage, work on it for a
The Creativity Post | The Most Valuable Lesson I Learned from Playing…
You have probably heard the old joke about the tourist who asks a cab driver how to get to Carnegie Hall, only to be told: "Practice, practice, practice!" I began playing the violin at age two, and for as long as I can remember, there was one question that haunted me every day. Am I practicing…
Two Things Experts Do Differently Than Non-Experts When Practicing
Have you ever found yourself awake at 2am, watching infomercials, wondering where they find those folks who can go from a size ten to a size four in eight weeks, throw out their fat pants, get engaged, and live happily ever after?
Why the Wrong Kind of Praise Can Undermine Our Students' Confidence - The Bulletproof Musician
The 1960's gave us lots of cool stuff. Jimi Hendrix, bell-bottoms, skateboards, the Flinstones...and also an explosion of interest in self-esteem - i.e. the beliefs and feelings we have about ourselves. The idea that feeling good about ourselves leads to success sounds reasonable enough, and the idea really took off.
What Beautiful Lawns and Practicing Have in Common
I’ve been told that there are two basic strategies for cultivating a weed-free lawn. The obvious method is to go around with a bottle of weed killer and kill all the weeds you can find. Of course, what you get then is a bunch of dead brown spots with little patches of sad-looking grass filling in the gaps.The other method involves working to encourage the grass to grow healthier, stronger, and thicker, which eventually will crowd out the weeds and leave less room for them to grow.