Friday, January 15

Ear Power

All music-makers should know how important ear training is for their development. Also experienced professionals still need to stay in shape, especially with the rhythm. A fundamental requirement for a musician is to be able to imitate sounds you hear in your imagination or from the outside world. You should be abAdd Imagele to replay those sounds using your voice or an instrument, and this is the real task for any player or composer.

Technically this is what making music means. Musicianship starts here! A professional musician, especially one with the perfect pitch may consider this as childish. On the contrary, even a pro should strive to improve his/her ability to memorize and replay sophisticated rhythm patterns. This contributes to better musical phrasing. Of course, music comes from the soul, it is not a mere juggling with sounds, but too many times players from a lower spirituality platform look better just because they have "a good ear". A common misconception is that this cannot be improved. From experience, I can assure you that the attentive ear can be improved to the highest levels. It requires a lot of practice and discipline, of course!

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