Tuesday, February 25, 2014

The Art of Practicing - Reading Together - Pure Perception

Sometimes in all our focus on the big picture of our music, and sometimes also just in the stress of practicing and preparing, we lose sight of the music itself. We lose the joy in the way it sounds. We lose the beauty.

Bruser makes two recommendations about how to get back to the beauty and depth of our music.

"The first technique, which is for instrumentalists, is to sing every note and line in a piece." (loc: 2108)

"Simply play or sing a single note or chord of a musical phrase, and then take a moment to notice the effect it has on your body before you play or sing the next one." (loc: 2157)

What do you do to stay in touch with your music?

note: I'm reading this book from through my Kindle app, so quotations are shown by the location in the Kindle document.

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