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Re: Learning in Music, etc
Try playing the guitar in a different tuning and you
are born again guitarrist!
but yes, learning a different instrument helps you
play differently.I am recently trying to play
guaguancos rhythms on the congas while tapping the
rumba clave with a cowbell pedal...i guarantee you it
will surely give you a split headache!
--- Per Boysen <email@example.com> wrote:
> On Oct 21, 2004, at 16:10, Krispen Hartung wrote:
> > After a while we become cover musicians of our
> own clichés and
> > performance styles.
> That were the point where I stopped playing for one
> year, and started
> learning a different instrument. Highly recommended
> > Sure, we learn new gimmicks, tricks, and clichés,
> > but I find that actual significant leaps in
> personal musical growth are
> > difficult after playing for 25 years.
> I'm 48 and every day I'm learning more about music
> than I learned about
> playing instruments in the twenty-something years
> before yesterday ;-)
> I think too much focus on "playing your
> instrument" can harm your
> natural ability to "make music".
> > One of my guitar mentors once said in a video if
> you can just spend 10
> > minutes a day learning something new on your
> instrument, whether it is
> > a
> > new chord, scale, or improvisational technique,
> you can improve
> > tremendously over time.
> That's only true to 50 percent because when you have
> learned everything
> you also have to learn how to forget about it. And
> THEN you may
> experience that "significant leaps in personal
> musical growth". This
> has been said over and over by many top musicians -
> I think Miles Davis
> is still the most frequently quoted guru on the
> Greetings from Sweden
> Per Boysen
> http://www.looproom.com (international)
> http://www.boysen.se (Swedish site)
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