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My Top Posts of 2013
« on: Dec 30, 2013, 07:59:56 PM »
Happy New Year!

I'd like to share some of my top posts from 2013. Comment, like, and share them with students or colleagues, and let me know what you would like to see in 2014. Providing ongoing content is part of my ongoing commitment to support, engage, and challenge you in stepping up your game to become more creative and productive in your music, teaching, and/or career, and besides, it keeps me on my toes as well :) Looking back, even I am surprised by how much we've "put out there" in 2013, and I thank all of you for your engagement.

Here's to a creative, productive, fun new year.

Top Posts: 

Defending the Suzuki Method: 2013's most controversial article, with almost 700 likes on Facebook as many people reacted to my posting around the same time that Mark O'Connor published criticisms- http://christianhowes.com/2013/03/11/why-the-suzuki-method-is-important-and-irreplaceable/

Finding Courage to Create: Creativity is an equalizer which levels the playing field for advanced and more beginning musicians. Why do many of us tend to procrastinate from engaging in creative processes? - http://christianhowes.com/2013/12/23/finding-the-courage-to-be-creative/

Practice with a friend: Social context makes practice easy/productive - http://christianhowes.com/2013/06/06/all-that-jazz-practice-with-a-purpose-practice-with-a-friend/

The Improvising Brain: In response to frusteration I frequently see from musicians who wish they could easily "intuit" how to improvise over chord changes - http://christianhowes.com/2013/06/03/thinking-fast-and-slow-and-the-improvising-brain/

Free Jazz Violin Solo Transcription: Read and play along; no strings attached. From my Latin jazz-inspired album "Southern Exposure", which I had the honor to perform during six nights at Lincoln Center in March 2013 - http://christianhowes.com/2013/04/05/free-jazz-violin-transcription/

Using looping for practive, teaching, and performance http://christianhowes.com/2013/03/04/how-to-use-looping-and-loop-pedals-to-practice-perform-teach-and-improve-musicianship/
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