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- How to practice: exploring strategies and tactics in an aging body through book reviews, interviews, personal anecdotes, with the goal of staying happy, healthy and focused.
- Attitude: what it is a good attitude, how does helps us to learn and persevere, which daily tactics help us to acquire or keep a good one, what to do if yours needs a tune up?
- Metacognition: what it is, what it can teach us about learning, resources for study, conferences, and in practice.
- Intrinsic motivation: what it is, how it helps us to learn and persevere as we age, how to help those we mentor with theirs.
A recurring theme in my studies of middle age technique rebuilds is the importance of good posture.
It is encouraging to hear from musicians after a career threatening injury. Injuries caused by bad technique catching up with overuse. In this five minute audio interview drummer Terry Clarke talks about his rebuild in his 50's.
Main take away: Good posture is the first step.
Biography of Terry Clarke
300+ Jazz albums
For more info. www.canadianjazzarchive.org/en/musicians/terry-clarke.html
After Big Sid some blazing time broken up in smaller sections. Max is his mature years, still blazing.
David Story: Professional pianist, drummer, composer, and educator. Well into his 4th enthusiastic musical decade, David works with adults pursuing musical dreams in the autumn of life, while he maintains an active presence in the Toronto arts scene.