Welcome to Sound Music Education Lab Resources Classroom. This is a back page in case there is trouble with the CSME site. Each week a video resource and supplementary material will be posted here. Please do the classes in order. As you watch and do the class think of how you might apply one or two of the concepts to your music making or life. The more you can experiment and test out the ideas presented the clearer you will be about the usefullness of the idea for you based on actually trying it out. Listen, watch, apply, experiment, modify and discover the tools that support you to make music the way you want to and thrive in the University world.
Week One: Perspectives of Health™ - tools for surviving your first year at University.
The Perspectives of Health practice is a tool for helping you have access to healthy perspectives when life becomes stressful. The more you can explore and modify this practice to suit your own needs well all is going smoothly, the more useful they will be when life gets rough. Feel free to follow the video version and do the from standing up or listen as you go to sleep, doing the gestures with you hands or in your imagination. Play around with the basic ideas and make them work for you!
The following article and video outlines a practice that is one of the most powerful tools for staying healthy amid the chaos of life. It guides you to get quiet and listen to your inner-compass. As a student, you spend much of your time listening to others. Through this practice, you experience the relief of listening to your system and discovering simple ways to relieve pain, calm your mind and come back to your senses. This is a movement meditation.
While the instructional video takes time to view at first, once you understand the practice, just five minutes of doing your version of this practice can be enough to change the flow of your day.
Week Three: Foundations of Artistry•Your Inner-Compass•You in the World
This week's lesson looks at meeting your inner-compass through an exploration of gravity and balance. In the first section of the video you are guided to explore your perception of gravity and its affect on your system. In the second section of the video, you are guided to determine what is easy balance and what is strained balance through the information your sensations offer. Instead of instructions to adjust your body into positions and postures, these explorations are the instructions for deciding for yourself what does and doesn't work for you. They align with the accurate suspension system model for your design. This is another way to connect with your inner-compass.Understanding the primary relationship between you and the planet (gravity and balance) serves as a foundation for moving, singing, and playing with ease, (Artistry).
Have you have followed your GPS system and ended up in the wrong place, only to discover you'd put in the wrong address or forgotten a crucial piece of information. Maps, no matter how beautiful, are useless if they are different than the territory they are describing. This is true for your system. Many of us have an inaccurate idea of our own body. Wherever there is a conflict between your idea of how you work and anatomical reality, there will be strain or discomfort. One of the most powerful pieces of information you can have to set yourself up to play with ease and power, to prevent injury and to heal injury is to have an accurate map of your body. The following video takes you through a sequence of movements to help you feel and understand your system. Doing this often andd over time supports you to develop an accurate body-map.