An old GAA coach of mine defined commitment as doing what you said you would do, even when you don’t want to do it. At the start… Read more “Teenage commitment”
Month: June 2020
Theme Nights – The future…
Yesterday on Rosses Point beach the locals were given a surprise by the sight of a dozen musicians with instruments dressed in Hawaiian shirts and ballgowns shooting… Read more “Theme Nights – The future…”
Reaching for it…
Ask someone to think of moments when they felt satisfaction or a sense of achievement. It’s likely they will mention a time where they rose to a… Read more “Reaching for it…”
More is more
More notes are rarely the answer if you’re looking to write a great melody. Just as more words will probably not work if you haven’t already got… Read more “More is more”
Who is the vital one?
You. You are always the vital one. It may seem to you that other people are more vital to the team you’re on or the band you’re… Read more “Who is the vital one?”
So it is important to know the rules. The patterns. The shortcuts. How and why others in your field have done what they have done in the… Read more “The magic…”
Smile before you answer the phone.
So says blog reader Brendan Tierney, who won’t mind me telling you all that he is turning 40 this week. I’m writing about him because he was… Read more “Smile before you answer the phone.”
The tale of the thirsty plant…
Imagine you were a plant in Ransboro yesterday. You have just endured three months of pretty dry weather…which is nice, sure, but at the end of the… Read more “The tale of the thirsty plant…”
I’m never taking it for granted again.
This is something many of us say in certain situations. Usually after again experiencing something important to you for the first time after you haven’t been able… Read more “I’m never taking it for granted again.”
Because we all need to be reminded from time to time… Accurate slow practice beats inexact fast practice every time. If you’re aiming for mastery, don’t simply… Read more “Practising tips…”