Speedreading compared to guitar mastery

Learning to master a tool is a very generic task. There are certain similarities between mastering a guitar, speedreading, calligraphy, or blind typing. Yet we need to make the entire journey each time for every new tool. The process is physical, mental, and somehow spiritual. Repetition is the mother of learning One of my students …

Why should I learn to play the guitar?

Almost everybody wants to play the guitar, but very few people actually play guitar well. Why my kids play guitar and you should also try to play guitars? How to fight the urge to quit? How much to invest in this hobby? I will try to address all these questions. For more information read here,  …

Soundtrack of life: physical and emotional stability

  Music plays an important role in the lives of most of us. The musical soundtrack is often also our emotional soundtrack. It is also an indicator of physical and emotional stability. We kind of know that our musical preferences are influenced by the weather.  It is well-known that the musical rhythm should be fit …

Music and healing

Music can be used for many purposes. Here I want to address using music for stress relief. Apparently, certain tunes resonate with various mechanisms in our bodies. It is a shame not to use them. More reading here, here, here, here, and here. Daily breaks During speedreading, there is often a high effort associated with …

Four kinds of memory markers

We mention memory markers a lot in different contexts and courses. Memory markers are used to recall certain experiences. Experiences can be different, as well as memory markers. All of these markers are important and useful, and I want to explain how they can be used. This is becoming a bit confusing, so I want …

Use music to be more productive and creative

Music can make us more creative, improve memory, and do some other wonderful things. We feel it, we understand it, and yet we do not really know how to use it. So I present a cool overview with practical tips. More information here, here, here, here, here, here, here, and here. Multiple levels of music involvement …

Musical mnemonics

Western music is built around 7 English letters. This makes the creation and use of mnemonics stories simple and enjoyable. This article is dedicated to musical mnemonics. Since I am a memory expert and a scientist, not a musician, I might miss some nuances. Octaves and scales For me, music lives between math, physics, and …