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Ever wonder why you can practice for hours, sound great in the practice room, and still be frustratingly hit or miss on stage? Join performance psychologist and Juilliard alumnus/faculty Noa Kageyama, and explore research-based “practice hacks” for beating anxiety, practicing more effectively, and playing up to your full abilities when it matters most.
 
Co-hosts Max, Dandelyin, Alex & others from all around the world discuss their fierce passion for the past, present, & future of music. Welcome to this comforting platform for artists, bands & fans to promote/discuss/appreciate music from their respective genres.
 
Crimetown Presents is an investigative anthology podcast series created by Marc Smerling and Zac Stuart-Pontier. Every season they introduce you to a new serialized story that pushes the boundaries of storytelling, sound design and music. Season Two, The Ballad of Billy Balls*: it’s 1982, and a man bursts into an East Village storefront apartment and shoots punk musician Billy Balls. Author and activist iO Tillett Wright and Crimetown Producer Austin Mitchell unravel a mystery of love and lo ...
 
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Navigating ensemble rehearsals can in many ways be trickier than figuring out how to practice effectively on your own. But it can be so much fun and incredibly rewarding too! Given that many musicians are returning to ensemble rehearsals after many months away, I thought I'd ask cellist and Cavani Quartet founding member Merry Peckham to share some…
 
I think we all go through moments in life where we feel like failures. But has this ever gotten to a point where even though on paper, you are not at all a failure, you still feel like one? And even when everyone else seems to think you're pretty terrific? It's not a silver bullet, but the "directed abstraction" technique could help all of us becom…
 
Join co-host Max as he welcomes Alternative Hard Rock duo: "Dreadlight" to Sonic Dorms. Born out of Portland, Oregon: Dreadlight is comprised of musical soul-sisters Kandra Tolvstad (Bass/Vocals) and Toria Beck (Guitar/Vocals). Dreadlight bring forth an incredibly powerful alchemy of soaring vocal harmonies & brilliantly heavy hard rock guitars. ► …
 
Phil introduces Jay and Clifton to the chill indie vibes of Bloomsday's debut album, The Day The Colors Died. Sources: http://www.gracehotel.50megs.com/Albums/Bloomsday96.html https://enthusiastsource.com/starflyer59fans/?topic=810.0 https://www.musicbanter.com/hardcore-emo/29342-bloomsday.html https://www.turnofftheradio.de/2011/01/1997.html https…
 
Mistakes may be inevitable, and there sure are lots of inspirational quotes out there on how important it is to learn from failure... But is that really the best way to learn? Is there any value in learning from successes? Is one better than the other? If We Want to Maximize Learning, is It Better to Focus on Our Failures? Or Our Successes?…
 
Welcome the one & only Tim "Ripper" Owens to Sonic Dorms! On our latest episode we discuss the inspiring story behind Tim’s tenure as the lead vocalist in Judas Priest (between 1996-2003), his latest work with founding Judas Priest guitarist K.K. Downing in "KK's Priest" , as well as his future projects! Check out the debut album by KK's Priest, ti…
 
On this episode of Sonic Dorms, co-hosts Dandelyin & Max invite film producer Amanda Ozment of Factory Underground Studio to discuss her latest film endeavor "Bulletproof Wings" about the immense journey that the band Edisun went on by "traveling to the heart of a war zone to boost the morale of US troops stationed on the front lines in Afghanistan…
 
Sometimes we don't have the luxury of time, and just have to get new repertoire into our fingers quickly, and up to a playable level asap. When that's the case, can listening to a recording really help to accelerate that process? And by how much? A 2014 study provides some clues on how much of a difference this might make in accelerating the learni…
 
Welcome back to another episode of MAYHEM! This month's episode will energise you like never before, with Bulletproof & Major Conspiracy taking the studio by storm. Expect new music, edits and a whole lot of action! 🎬 Follow our 'HARDCORE' playlist http://moh.lnk.to/Hardcore​​ MERCHANDISE Get your Masters of Hardcore merchandise at https://store.ma…
 
On a special podcast this week, the Okinawa Mermaids want to say “shello!” and talk about their growing music theater performance group-type business on the island of Okinawa, Japan. If you want to hear about what it's like to grow a business where you hire out characters, please take a listen to how it's done from scratch. Our co-host is Dandelyin…
 
Jay and Clifton are introduced to the unique hard rock sounds of Stavesacre's debut, Friction, by special listener guest Derek! Sources: https://web.archive.org/web/20021218080312/http://www.hmmagazine.com:80/old/stavemayjune1996.html https://urbanachievershow.com/episodes/mark-salomon https://urbanachievershow.com/episodes/mark-salomon-part-2 http…
 
Ever notice how learning new things seems to get harder (and slower) as you age? It's not your imagination - but there do seem to be some strategies that could help us offset this a bit. One is a learning "metastrategy" simply called the "Five-Step Strategy" and has been shown to enhance learning in both young adults and older learners (~65 years) …
 
Whether it's an upcoming performance, audition, or just life stuff, it can be difficult to stop worrying or ruminating about things that stress you out. But not only does this feel pretty crummy, it prolongs the stress response as well. A recent meta-analysis looked through 10,000+ studies, and identified seven strategies that seemed to be the most…
 
Welcome musical journeyman John Corabi to Sonic Dorms! On this special episode, co-host Max and John discuss his 30 year-plus career in music & musical roots, including his time working with legendary producer/engineer Eddie Kramer during his days in The Scream, his stint as Vince Neil's replacement in Mötley Crüe, producer Bob Rock, as well as his…
 
Getting back into the rhythm of "normal" life is something that I think a lot of folks are grappling with at the moment. And so if your motivation isn't where you'd like it to be, it turns out there might be an interesting motivation "hack" that may help increase your chances of getting things done, and possibly even put you in a slightly more posi…
 
The one where we talk about 9/11. Featuring Joe from The Southside Choir Boys and upcoming project The Winter Scars. Joe comes in around 01:40:00. Follow Joe on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Big_Joe_Studd Follow The Southside Choir Boys on Twitter: https://twitter.com/choirboysakron Follow the pod on Twitter: https://twitter.com/thnksfrthpod…
 
Masters! We have a spectacle for you. Gear up and enjoy our new MAYHEM episode, brought to you by Spanish icons Broken Minds and the fast-rising Dimitri K. 💣 Enjoy this show and don't forget to check out all of the previous MAYHEM episodes at https://www.mastersofhardcore.com/typ... Follow our 'HARDCORE' playlist http://moh.lnk.to/Hardcore​​ MERCHA…
 
Jay and Clifton get a taste of Black Eyed Sceva with their EP, 5 Years, 50,000 Miles Davis, and declare Ryan's Driveway one of the Top 10 Christian songs of the 1990s. Sources: https://isawlightningfall.blogspot.com/2014/09/music-to-write-by-model-engines-scarred.html http://modelengine.astepintothedark.com/enter.htm http://modelengine.astepintothe…
 
In this month's conversation, Philadelphia Orchestra principal bassoonist Daniel Matsukawa shares insights on three things to focus on to become a better practicer, how to cultivate not just a good but a GREAT sound, and much more! Daniel Matsukawa: On Cultivating a Great Sound, and Three Components of Becoming a Better Practicer…
 
The one where we talk about "Blood". Featuring local performance artist Jackie Mae Massacre. Jackie Mae comes in around 01:55:54. Follow Jackie Mae on Instagram and be sure to catch her at Resurrection Island Convention this weekend! https://www.instagram.com/jackiemaemassacre https://www.instagram.com/resurrection_island Follow the pod on Twitter:…
 
Join co-host Max Davallo as he welcomes emerging musical artist Daria Grossman to Sonic Dorms! We discuss her time on Season 7 of "The Voice" (in Russia), her "holy trinity" of influential artists, as well as her latest single "Dear Lover" ! This is an artist you don't want to miss. A vocalist with real raw soul power.…
 
Difficulty getting to sleep and staying asleep seems to be increasingly common in these pandemic times. Which can not only have a negative on our physical and mental health and ability to learn and improve in the practice room, but can also just be plain annoying and frustrating too. If you're tired of tossing and turning and clock-watching, the se…
 
Join co-host Max as he welcomes emerging pop artist Merchant to Sonic Dorms to discuss his musical upbringing as well as his collaborations with John Taylor (of Duran Duran) on his recent singles tied to an upcoming EP arriving before the end of 2021! Merchant Social Links: https://instagram.com/itsmerchant https://facebook.com/itsmerchant https://…
 
Jay and Clifton don their diving equipment and delve into the deep waters hidden under the noisy surface of this '60s chic indie rock darling. https://luxury.bandcamp.com/ https://www.parallel-love.com/ https://www.lulu.com/en/au/shop/d-e-lee-bozeman/strange-flowers/paperback/product-1v9ejwv8.html SOURCES: http://luxuryfansite.yolasite.com/ https:/…
 
Gold medal-winning diver Tom Daley was recently in the news for being spotted knitting in the stands at the Olympics. He said that this was his "secret weapon" for staying calm, managing stress, and staying in a better headspace before competing. Does he know something we don't? Could knitting be a viable strategy for managing pre-competition stres…
 
Join co-host Max as he welcomes Similar Kind to Sonic Dorms to discuss their place in the independent music scene, their origin story as well as what drives them to connect with a live audience in this day & age. Check out Similar Kind: https://www.similarkind.net/ https://www.instagram.com/similarkind/ https://similarkind.bandcamp.com/…
 
How many repetitions if a tricky passage is enough to get it securely into "muscle memory?" Is two perfect repetitions in a row good enough? Is 5 better? 7? Is aiming for 10 just a waste of time and energy? Research on "overlearning" provides some clues on how many repetitions might be "enough." Adequate Learning Vs Overlearning: How Many Repetitio…
 
Jay and Clifton crank the volume, pull up their tube socks, and mosh to the brutish punk rock of One 21’s first ep, In The Year King Uzziah Died. "It kind of became a quest to be holy instead of a quest to be honest." SOURCES: https://pac139.tripod.com/one21/index.htm https://facedownrecords.com/family/one-21/ https://deathisvictory.wordpress.com/2…
 
Ever wonder what EXACTLY more effective and efficient practicers do differently than the rest of us? A 2010 basketball study reveals two specific differences in the practice habits of good and bad free throw shooters. Differences that can totally be applied to music as well. Two Things Experts Do Differently Than Non-Experts When Practicing…
 
Welcome to the Masters of Hardcore MAYHEM 2 Year Anniversary special. 👊 We have nothing less than an action-packed episode with three artists who will showcase unique styles in Hardcore. Give it up for Unfused, The Viper & DRS, who will be your entertainment for the next 2.5 hours! 📺
 
On this episode of Sonic Dorms, co-host Max Davallo welcomes up & coming Industrial music powerhouse "I Ya Toyah" to the show to discuss her latest EP "Out of Order", mental health awareness, as well as her musical eclecticism. If you're an admirer for industrial metal acts, but with a sense of melody & stunning vocal talents of the classical sense…
 
Have you ever found it a struggle to take risks and learn effectively in lessons because it feels important to avoid mistakes and get things right? Even if you know your teacher is doing their best to foster a safe environment? Director and choreographer Ann Bergeron explains how her experience training her dogs through positive reinforcement metho…
 
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