Saturday, September 14, 2013

More on Every Vibration

In order to deliver every vibration I have to be in the best shape, mentally and physically.  The better the music, the more potential those vibrations have to become forces in and of themselves, commanding attention, requiring quick response.

Though I listen attentively whenever I play (a good reason for not indulging in mindless technical exercises) that is not the same as delivering to others.  For that I have to devote the day to nothing else, just as if I were running a major race or competing in some grand tournament.

If you have music students you should encourage them to sit up close when a truly dedicated musician plays so that they feel the charge of energetic focus coming directly toward them.

Recordings do not do it.  Seats a half block away do not do it.  Up close.  Live.