Choose Your Melody

I call this platform Orchestrated Connecting because just like a piece of music, the basics are already there.  Once you find your melody, the one that resonates with you, it’s empowering.

The skills or tools I can share with you help you take that, and turn it into something greater, into a Symphony.

A Symphony takes these melodies and makes them incredibly rich and amazing by having different voices, players, and groups share your vision.

If you start with the Symphony it can be massive and overwhelming.  

To Make Your Life A Symphony, you first have to understand that anything that seems too challenging is generally easily divided into manageable parts, and when you find your melody it will sustain you.

 

Take a look at this graphic of an orchestra:

 

 

Though there can be over 100 instruments, a composer divides them into 4 moveable parts.  Generally at any given time there is just One Melody and One Harmony/Chord.

The conductor, who plays nothing but represents everything, grounds the orchestra and sees the flow  from section to section.  This is what Orchestrated Connecting can help you do.

Each Section has their strengthens, as do you:

Strings instruments are steady.  They are the people in your live who sustain you.  They have a wide range and depth.

Brass instruments are noble.  They often come in and out and heighten the most powerful moments in your life.

Winds are unique, none of them sound the same, and they have the power to each be heard while tons of other instruments are playing.  

Percussion grounds you.  You don’t hear it all the time, but when you do it gives you a sense of drive and purpose.

A Unique Dictionary of Musical Terms for Connecting:

(For those of you who know a bit about music or want to learn)

Key–In music, primarily major or minor.  You’ll know which one you like more as it reflects the way you start off your life each day.  Sweet or Sour.  Happy or Sad.  It doesn’t define all of you, but defines how you generally see the world.

Ostinato-A repeated pattern that allows you to say a lot on top of it without having to say everything.  But it’s also something that grounds you since you can get in your groove and be able easily conquer any task you’ve done time and time again.

Aria/Ballad/Elegy/Interlude/Passion-Types of musical works that define your moment.

   An Aria is your solo moment to shine.  You don’t get many of them so have to make the most of it.

A Ballad is a light, simple song that is your story.  It’s how other people describe you when you’re not there, and your goal is to make that definition of you easy by being clear on your desires, needs, and skills.

A Elegy can be a sad song of remembrance, but it can also represent your drive to define your own story and be remembered for what you did and who you are now, to better define your legacy.

An Interlude represents those moments seemingly in between the acts of your life, but that often carry great meaning because in silence, in distraction, and away from focused attention we often have our greatest moments of genius.

A Passion, similar to the goals of an elegy, represent the musical moments where what you’re part of is greater than your own intentions of it, and you are amazing and honored to be part of it.

Variations/Rhapsody/Canon/Fugue-Types of musical structures that color your actions.

Variations often focus on your core theme, but they occur differently each time.  You are used to the changes but thrilled at their differences.  When you speak about the same topic but come up with a new way to say it.  When you join a new group but the same skills are put to the test.

Rhapsodies can be the epic moments of your life full of excitement, enthusiasm, and cheer.

Canon-  When you and others have the same ideas, but expressed at different times.  Coming together is key.

Fugue–One of the most challenging variations of a canon.  Longer, more intricate, and harder to figure out when one voice starts and the other stops.  A fugue is full of surprises.

 

Echo–A sound only heard when you can get everyone listening to you to be silent.  The echo can be audible, or it can be expressed by the feeling of a room after you’ve put people into deep thought and reflection.

 

Timbre-  We all start with different “tones” but to achieve harmony we have to come together.  Knowing how you and others think and act is crucial to reaching the right combined sound.
Unison/Counter-point–Even when we say the exact same thing we hear it differently, and when we purposely speak to support others, we amplify the overall meaning.