Although I'm sure absolutely nobody is thinking about anything work- or practice-related on Labor Day, here are some links that will help you get back into the swing of things when you do decide to get back to work in a day or so.
Joshua Nemith has written the definitive guide on Post-Vacation Practice Sessions and how best to ease back into an effective practice routine.
In case you're new to a collegiate music program, Kate Boyd offers some Tips for First-Year Music Students.
Zen Habits discusses How to Learn More and Study Less.
Read Pliable's posting about the music of Bach's distant cousin Johann Ludwig.
Charles Noble in Portland, Kyle Gann in Bangor (Wales, not Maine) and Alex Ross in Banff offer some insights on late August concerts.
Thinking of starting a blog this fall? Darren Rowse talks about beginning blogging tips if you're starting out and productivity tips to stay on track once you're underway.
And finally, a very happy blog birthday to Michelle Bennett's A Singer's Life, which turns 1 this September.