the advent of these instruments that inspire the creative imagination, so many who want to
"learn to play music", so often get loaded down with the 'job' of learning that
'musical notation language'.
diligently try to become familiar with their instrument and all the mechanical aspects to
producing its voice. Then at the same time try to learn to read scripts of music that
someone else has composed. This they do long before they have explored their actual
musical potential through exploration of their instrument and/or their ability to BE a
musician through the origination of music.
to originate is the key to any musical ability, not the interpretation of another's' work.
musician has to discover his or her own potential while discovering the potentials of the
instrument being played, and then learn to read a musical language.
Here is how
I have experienced it...
to visit a foreign country if you have a 'feeling' for that culture, then you find a
reason "to make the sounds of that culture," (e.g.: "Could you please tell me
the time?"... that is - the need to ask questions...) from which reasons you
develop a 'feel for it'. Gradually the words start to flow and you get on better. Whilst
others respond to you it becomes easier to
firstly with the "music" of the language, picking up the "notes" of
others - and that includes physical signal notes (noticing their behaviours) - and then
It is my
understanding that a toddler 'understands' long before trying to talk the "big
people's way". The "music of the parents voice" is the groundwork of a
lifetime of human joys or sufferings. I think learning difficulties have their roots in
understanding and being competent with any language is built on a foundation of
understanding the feelings (affinities) of that realm of communication.
develop a musician or sane human being, one must pay attention to the communication and
affinity of the "student". Cut or inhibited expression or experience, is the
basic area that deserves real consideration if the resulting ability is to be one of
Music for Your Personal Universe -