This is an archive post ~ originally published Jan. 7, 2017 and updated in 2019

“You must always look for those strings in life because they are all around. The strings in the sugar water that will bring ideas to them, that will bring people to them, that will be the foundation for the crystallization of things that are already there. And so to me, the string in the sugar water is the idea of structure…”

The quote above is transcribed from the following video, an excerpt from my “Intro to Strings of Passion” Webinar. To see the full replay, get a free account to my “Hip Harp Academy” FREE level by CLICKING HERE then log in and look for ‘Webinar Replays.’

Impulse is the first of the seven strings of passion Click To Tweet

(Transcription from the video above)

… [improvisation with looper] That was the begining of  a lifelong search for me for structure. In fact, almost all the classes, if you’ve taken any classes AT Hip Harp Academy, almost all the courses that I give online have been about different structures – different musical structures: the basic arrangement structure, the structure of the Blues, the structure of little tiny vamps for improvisation, the structure of pieces that I write.  That internal structure, once you get it, once you can distill it down, is the thing that gives you freedom.”

Sometimes we lose the creative impulse because there are obstacles in our way. But it's always there. Click To Tweet

My new 10-Week online program “Strings of Passion” gives you the principles and practices to turn creative impulse into creative expression. You’ll develop more fluency and expressive richness in every area of artistic performance – including your everyday life – and develop your own daily creative practice.

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(Thanks to Tess Nurman for selecting, transcribing and compiling these excerpts and to Kaitlyn Burke for turning them into video explorations)

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