Posts Tagged with "violin"

“What if we just take a month and write an album?”

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

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“What if we just take a month and write an album?”

Hi Multipotentialites! My band’s debut E.P. is dropping today. It’s a project I’m incredibly proud of and I’m really excited to share it with you. You can stream the whole album for free here. If you’d like to download the MP3s, you can do that for whatever amount you feel comfortable with. All revenue will […]

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Playing Music Might Aide in Your Success

Monday, October 28, 2013

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Playing Music Might Aide in Your Success

Multipotentialites are highly creative people. I’ve seen this reflected in the arts, music, healing arts, spirituality, maker culture, and other areas. I’ve noticed that many multipotentialites have picked up a musical instrument (or two) at some point in their lives, Emilie and myself included. Both of us share the violin and guitar in common. A […]

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Losing Interest in Something You are “Gifted” at

Monday, February 25, 2013

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Losing Interest in Something You are “Gifted” at

I forgot how much fun it is to mix a song. Music used to be my refuge. I went through a particularly rough period when I was 18-19. An important friendship had just ended, I was at a new school that was big and anonymous and my band of four years had disintegrated– My band, […]

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What it Means to be an Amateur

Thursday, August 30, 2012

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What it Means to be an Amateur

There’s nothing like a peaceful lake with the airy sounds of recorder music, and long conversations with your mom, to bring out your pensive side. Before leaving for music camp, someone on Twitter asked me what I would be learning there. It struck me as an odd question, and I actually had to think about […]

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What Would You do with 24 Hours of Free Time?

Monday, August 27, 2012

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What Would You do with 24 Hours of Free Time?

What would you do if you had 24 hours of Free Time? This was the question I found myself answering last weekend. The seed was planted a few months back, when one of the Puttypeeps in the Tribe approached me with an idea: what if, as a community, we pulled an allnighter and worked on […]

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Are Multipotentialites Driven by Discomfort?

Monday, August 13, 2012

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Are Multipotentialites Driven by Discomfort?

I just got back from an amazing week at Cammac. I used to go for a week every summer with my family. I went from about the ages of 5 to 17. They’ve got a kids program and an adult program, so there’s something for everyone. As a kid, Cammac was a magical place where […]

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My Tumultuous Relationship with the Violin, and Why Some Interests Deserve a Second Chance

Thursday, July 21, 2011

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My Tumultuous Relationship with the Violin, and Why Some Interests Deserve a Second Chance

I started begging for violin lessons when I was three. My mom played the violin (when she wasn’t painting or being a psychology professor). Dad played the piano (when he wasn’t studying his Scrabble words or being a music education professor). (Does that about explain me?) The violin was a no-brainer. To me, it was […]

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