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The Value of Restriction (part 1)

It’s become accepted wisdom that more is better, and where more isn’t appropriate then new is better. Advertising depends heavily on it. The less restrictions we have in our lives the more choice we have and that’s a good thing. But is that really true? I’ve just cancelled a subscription to Sky. Leaving aside the […]

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The Aware Musician : Better

Better. Better is what you make it.. Better  could mean all sorts of things… It doesn’t inherently mean faster, more complicated, louder or more expensive. It doesn’t inherently mean slower, less complicated, quieter or cheaper. It doesn’t inherently mean more familiar. It doesn’t inherently mean less familiar. It can mean any of those things to […]

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To Play or Not To Play

Top When will you play? What will you play? Why did you play? Why didn’t you play? What effect did that have? In my previous article I described my RSI experience and discovery of the Alexander Technique. The thing I really connect with in the Alexander Technique is that it is a toolbox: there are […]

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Grice : Prog Issue 66

Quite cool to be featured alongside Grice, 05Ric, Richard Barbieri & Hossam Ramzy on the cover mount CD of this month’s Prog magazine. The track ‘Eclipse’ from the Grice album Alexandrine can also be heard on BandCamp here.   “The new issue of Prog is on sale today. We pay tribute to the life and […]

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Blue Vanguard : Dave O’Higgins

Blue Vanguard Jazz Club 19th May 8.00 – 10.30 £10 (£8) Gipsy Hill Hotel, Pinhoe, Exeter Dave O’Higgins (Sax): Dave played various musical instruments from the age of 7, finally settling on the saxophone. He moved from Derbyshire to London in 1983 to study music at the City University. Whilst still studying he started his […]

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