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{3} SOMETIMES WE THINK WE ARE LISTENING BUT ARE ACTUALLY “FEELING” A PHYSICAL SENSATION

May 9, 2017

{3} SOMETIMES WE THINK WE ARE LISTENING BUT ARE ACTUALLY “FEELING” A PHYSICAL SENSATION

The beginning of a note is accompanied by a specific, noticeable physical action.  When we play, we are the most aware of what we are doing at the moment of the note’s attack, and less aware of what is occurring between the beginning of one sound and the beginning of the next sound.  Often we pay little attention to the duration of the sound.  The result is that we may think we are “hearing” the piece we are playing when in fact we are “feeling” the kinesthetic sensations of our muscles contracting to cause each sound to begin.

The wonder of music exists between the attacks.  My intention is speak often about the  connection of consciousness, awareness, and the flow of time.

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