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Re: Creating Space

When improvising, I find that I create space more effectively if I focus 
primarily on the tapping of the foot- giving a great deal of cognitive 
priority to the pulse.  A singluar and humbling focus.

When so doing, musical  phrases seem to come from beyond..  The part of me 
that needs to prove something is firmly bridled to the job of keeping a 
steady pulse in my body no matter what syncopations the hands and voice 
may produce.  What remains is a more sparse, better phrased and more 
conversational musician... the groove is better integrated into the 
improvised phrases.  And the listener is drawn more deeply into the music 
by the space between the notes.  At least, thats what I shoot for. 
On Jan 11, 2012, at 9:15 AM, David Gans wrote:

> On Jan 11, 2012, at 4:52 AM, andy butler wrote:
>>> What do the members of this esteemed group do to help give silence her 
>>> due?
>> Put as much effort into the end of each note as into it's beginning.
> Well said.  Learning when NOT to play has been a long-term undertaking 
> for me.
> David Gans - david@trufun.com or david@gdhour.com
> Music: http://www.cdbaby.com/all/dgans