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Following Your Inspiration Makes You Confident

This week saw 3 fabulous interviews with very different musicians and the last of the interviews of the week was with the remarkable musician and performer, Tristan Hendy from signed PunkPop band NativeJune. Everything about Tristan’s personality oozes a natural … Continue reading

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Is Musical Technique the refuge of the insecure, or a foundation for Mastery?

This question popped into my mind whilst in conversation with the professional singer and vocal coach Basira Ward-Davies with respect to the slight difference in approach she had experienced collaborating with Youth, a producer who has worked with Primal Scream, … Continue reading

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Rob Brian talks about how to become a Confident Drummer

This week, I was very privileged to be able to interview Top Session Drummer and Drum Clinician, Rob Brian  about the aspects of being a confident drummer. Having played for Siouxsie Sioux, Black Box and Modern English and taught extensively to all … Continue reading

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The Wedding Pianist…

This weekend saw the marriage of two dear friends in a wonderful church and dozens of friends, family guests and church people. My task was to perform two modern hymns chosen by my friends as a piano solo, to be … Continue reading

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Why is playing above the 12th fret so difficult and painful?

When I was a young boy, watching top of the pops, I wondered why it was so difficult and painful to play around and above the 12th fret of an electric guitar as I always saw such intense expressions on … Continue reading

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Using Props in a Performance

Performing and pretending to be somebody else can help to push our comfort zones. If we use a costume or props in our performance, this can help us to act in a different way and try out new things with … Continue reading

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Occasions or Events replace fear with purpose

This morning I had the pleasure of recording the South West of England’s finest organists and accompanists playing 2 hymns and the National Anthem for the forth coming remembrance day services. Afterwards, I took the chance to ask Colin Hunt … Continue reading

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