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Develop Your Musical Intuition for More Powerful Performances & Life

The Soul Force Music Deep Dive conversations are about how to give inspiring & powerful performances (musical performances that have "Soul Force"), how that connects to the role of musicianship in an increasingly chaotic world, and all the best self-care techniques that we know.

In this episode:

  • “Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.” -Howard Thurman

  • How this quote by Howard Thurman relates to musicianship in this chaotic modern world

  • How "musical intuition" is a process of basing your musical expression on the embodied experience of your own emotions as you play

  • “I would not give a fig for the simplicity this side of complexity, but I would give my life for the simplicity on the other side of complexity.”- Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.

  • Joseph and Aaron's stories of transitioning from a "do it right" conservatory model of music-making to a more joyful and easeful means of playing music

  • How this Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr. quote helps us understand how music pedagogy should involve technique in the service of expression and not technique as the end in itself

  • An easy guide to accessing musical intuition while listening to and playing music

  • A few tips for accessing musical intuition quickly

Stay tuned next week for more insights into the heart of musicianship, including what it means to play from the heart, guided Alexander Technique experiences, and how to lead an inspired life as a musician! Feel free to ask any questions in the comments below.

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Joseph Arnold, Violinist, Alexander Technique Teacher, and Co-Founder of the Soulforce Music School

Aaron Bigeleisen, Vocalist, Alexander Technique Teacher Trainee, and Co-Founder of the Soulforce Music School

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