Why do some musicians, with all of the technical training and knowledge in the world inside them, fail to really connect to the music, while others, who’ve never had a lesson in their life, seem to be a fountain for music?
How can a singer who doesn’t have much control of pitch and a gravelly voice open your heart with his song?
Why do some leaders deliver a message like a UPS package while others seem to emanate it from who they are?
Where does the ability to be a great improviser come from?
Technique, skills, chops are an essential ingredient on the path of mastery in any endeavor. We all can stand to continuously work on the mechanics of our music, our voice, our work and there are many great resources for that. In fact the Sing15 practice does indeed help us develop these aspects of the voice, if more as a byproduct than a direct design.
The larger opportunity inside the Sing15 practice, though, is to cultivate our connection to our voice, to enchant the physical instrument of our bodies with playfulness, curiosity, honesty, adventure.
By doing the practice every day, little by little, we develop a sense of capacity, confidence and connection that starts to appear inside all the places in our lives where we use our voice.