.:propinquity:.: Musicians' Brains Highly... →
st-rita: javiercarrete: New research shows that musicians’ brains are highly developed in a way that makes the musicians alert, interested in learning, disposed to see the whole picture, calm, and playful. The same traits have previously been found among world-class athletes,…
The prophet is engaged in a battle for language, in an effort to create a...– Walter Brueggemann from The Prophetic Imagination
It doesn’t matter what you teach or how many kids are in your class; they will talk when you’re talking. And sometimes in band, when you have a minimum of 30 kids in class, that can be overwhelming. During my part time student teaching at a middle school, there was one alto player in the seventh grade who could not go a minute without disrupting at least the students next to him. It...
The same royal consciousness that makes it possible to implement anything and...– Walter Brueggemann from The Prophetic Imagination
Holy crap, brain, why are you weird?
I was getting my clarinet out of my music locker so that I could practice, and I decided I was fed up with how poorly the lock on my locker was working. I wanted to fix it, so I went to the music office and asked for a big screwdriver. My jazz instructor was there and asked why I needed a big screwdriver (instruments require almost exclusively little screwdrivers).
What I said: My locker isn't locking.
What I thought: My locker isn't locking. Which would make it an un-locker. Which would make it the antithesis of itself. Therefore it cannot exist. And I need to fix it before my instruments disappear with it.
Sometimes a musician's brain is a scary place to be.
In seeking to provide an alternative to the royal consciousness, we need to ask...– Walter Brueggemann from The Prophetic Imagination