Listening: One Cohesive Unit (Rod Morgenstein)

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Rod Morgenstein

NOTE: As you read, apply Rod Morgenstein’s message of listening to your profession by substituting the discussion of “music” with “work,” and terms related to “musician” with “colleague.” Listening is the practice of being in the moment, in touch with my surroundings, and fully aware that I am part of a creative process that involves… Read more »

Nick Beggs on Listening

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Nick Beggs on Listening

Nick Beggs is an English musician, noted for playing the bass guitar and the Chapman Stick. He is a member of Kajagoogoo and formerly Iona and Ellis, Beggs, & Howard. Nick has worked through the years with Steve Hackett and Steven Wilson. His current project is The Mute Gods. Listening Means Understanding Relationships There are… Read more »

Kasim Sulton: One Word—Focus

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Kasim Sulton on Listening

Kasim Sulton is a bass guitarist, keyboardist, and vocalist, best known for his work with Todd Rundgren and Utopia. He has worked with many varied musical acts, including Meat Loaf, Joan Jett, The New Cars, and Blue Öyster Cult. Listening is mainly absorption. It’s the ability to hear something, whether it’s spoken word, music or… Read more »

Mark Egan: “Listen and Be In The Moment”

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Mark Egan is an American jazz bass guitarist, known for his membership in the original Pat Metheny Group in the late 1970s. He has recorded and/or performed with artists such as the Gil Evans Orchestra, Stan Getz, Bill Evans, Pat Martino, Larry Coryell, John McLaughlin, Alex De Grassi, John Abercrombie, Sting, Joan Osborne, Sophie B…. Read more »

Are Listening Skills a Lost Art?

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Lost Art of Listening

Listening and hearing both require use of the ears. There ends their similarity. “To hear” is to perceive or apprehend by the ear (comes from a Latin word meaning, “to be on guard”). “To Listen” is to pay attention to sound; to hear something with thoughtful attention: give consideration. “Hard of hearing” is probably a… Read more »

Subdudes Return!

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Subdudes Return subdudes embark on new tour with new album By Richard J. Atkins, Ed.D. February 2006 The subdudes, a New Orleans-based act spanning numerous genres (blues, folk, R&B, country, Cajun, funk, gospel, and rock) have released of Behind the Levee, which hit the shelves January 24, 2006. At the same time, the band hit… Read more »