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Oct 12, 2018 - 7:39:53 AM
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2230 posts since 9/13/2009

The other discussion brought up listening, reminded me of an interesting TED talk by Evelyn Glennie
 How to truly listen
 https://www.ted.com/talks/evelyn_glennie_shows_how_to_listen.html%22/discussion#t-950429

Which although a percussionist, covers a lot of concepts seen on FHO. Early part talks/demonstrates about just reading notation, and following instructions, vs "What I have to do as a musician... everything not on the music." Later demonstrates difference of playing when "I think of myself playing as a technician" vs "I think of myself as a musician".

She goes on to discuss listening with your body; holding the drumstick (needs to be relaxed)... one with the stick, one with the drum.  Which could relate to the bow. Relates some of her first lessons (how to proper rules vs just experiencing).  As well I like the part she says;

"everyone experiences the sound quite differently.... all of my performances are based on entirely what I experience... not by learning a piece of music, putting on someone else's interpretation, buying all the CDs possible of that particular piece... that doesn't give me enough of something raw enough... that I can fully experience the journey of"

 

Of course most interesting is that this amazing musician is deaf. 

Oct 12, 2018 - 2:25:26 PM
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6768 posts since 3/19/2009

Great video......! It immediately reminded me of something that I learned a few years ago when I was using a metronome a LOT... It was discovered by me that the Beat was something I could FEEL in my body..and it wasn't just a beat from a drum or other low frequency generating device, but rather, it came from within me..!!!

Edited by - TuneWeaver on 10/12/2018 14:27:22

Oct 15, 2018 - 6:48:32 PM
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I recently started attending a slow Irish session where everybody plays with sheet music. There's a plethora of non-listening going on there. I know that it's useful to learn a tune from sheet music. I do that sometimes myself, but once you know it, you should put it away. If after some time you can't play the tunes without sheet music, and if you can't play without getting lost and not being able to find your place again without someone pointing to place on the sheet music, that means you're not even listening to yourself, let alone to anybody else in the room.

Oct 15, 2018 - 6:51:01 PM

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Originally posted by sbhikes2

I recently started attending a slow Irish session where everybody plays with sheet music. There's a plethora of non-listening going on there. I know that it's useful to learn a tune from sheet music. I do that sometimes myself, but once you know it, you should put it away. If after some time you can't play the tunes without sheet music, and if you can't play without getting lost and not being able to find your place again without someone pointing to place on the sheet music, that means you're not even listening to yourself, let alone to anybody else in the room.


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