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Re: Creativity and Technique

John said, some days ago:
>Only when you have mastered your instrument can you
>play from
>your inspiration.  ...
>Many music students give up before they develope the
>to play inspiring music because of said frustration and lack of patience
>or disipline.

There is a critics I had for music lessons, at least in switzerland.
They suggest that the pupil knows a lot of technique before he starts
knowing inspiration.
I think "the channel" should be tought soon. I never gave lessons, but I
would try to make a pupil feel he is able to play music, even with just a
few slow notes.
Could that work?

I guess the problem comes from there: Many of the teachers are musicians
with a limited talent, little knowledge about inspriation, rather
discipline to get the technique to pass the diploma...