Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Thinking about singing tone: Many pianists play with a singing tone because they know how to do it not because they hear what a difference it makes.

The more music I hear (and play) the more I am convinced that it is involvement with sound that conveys feeling. The feeling itself is not literal. When attempts are made to make it literal (as in sad or mournful) it becomes rehash. Nothing could be more phony or more boring.