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May19

Supporting Voices: Strategies for Encouraging Singing & Self - Expression

Voice is lauded as the most accessible way into music, but, as many of us know, ‘singing’ can strike fear into the hearts of the most brave. Many of us have come across people in our practices who feel their voices are ‘not good enough’. As Dr. Helen Pridmore writes,

What is a normal vocal sound, anyway?  My own world as a singer embraces many different types of vocal sound, intentionally exploring vocal possibilities and working to break down stereotypes of vocal “beauty.”

Apr27

Online music making: Strategies for music creativity through video conferencing

Over the last year, more musicians than ever have developed new skills and strategies for facilitating music online. Now that we all have a little more experience under our belts, what are some strategies for music creativity in the context of video conferencing? This article features strategies for facilitating creative music making online, drawing on tips and activities featured in the Participatory Creative Music Hub.

Mar26

Announcing the Participatory Creative Music Hub!

We are excited to announce the Canadian New Music Network's newest multi-year initiative: the Participatory Creative Music Hub. The Hub is an on-line resource for Participatory Creative Music that celebrates creativity in music and sound, shares resources, and builds connectivity between current practitioners, participants and newcomers to music making from a variety of backgrounds and fields.