Music: Having fun and putting you soul into it

I’v thought of a music philosphy of what makes poeple really
gravitate towards some music. some artists. Something definately has
to be said about practise. Poeple who practise and
reach their zenith, they wil be good, no matter what they do,
poeple will watch because the zenith is always somehitng to appreciate.

But then another type of appreciation can come from hearing someone who
might have been playing for a whie, but instead of trying to be “good” at
playing and performing, they are always trying to get what is in them , out.
trying to pay their emotions throught their instrument.
really using music lie a language. I know steve via does this, I read it in a magazine
a while a go. bUt he also practises like a maniac.

 There is always a difference I think, Between someone who
plays from the soul, and someone who plays from … the bank, or
whatever. Just playing to make money, you can usually tell thats the
case cause the music will sound like you’ve heard it all before,
and not in a good way like hearing a cover of a classic, but in a
“I see what you’re trying to do hear and its not working on me”
kinda way.

Either way, if you want to get good at something,
weather its playing from the soul, or just to make money.
Do alot of it. Time pays off.

And the best way to put alot of time into somthing is to
be having fun whel your doing it.

Do it this way, find a way to have fun, and you want loose interest as fast.

This is the way we, as children, 
learned to to everything we learned how to do. We played, attempted things,
experimented. SO if you want to be good at music, you gotta play music.
That is he first thing. Playing music came way before music theory,
people loved music long before they wrote books on how to make music.
Therefore I feel it is more important to play music, and play with music.

One of the best ways to “play” is to just improvise, just play
whatevery you can think of, or if you can’t think of anything,
play anyways, just try to play something you hav’nt heard before.
If you play piano for instance, sit down at the piano, and start trying.
just start experimenting and you’ll start t find things slowly that
you like, and they will be your own. They will reflect you. An example is
sometimes you’ll play somthing that you did’nt really mean to play,
or if your are just playing anything, eventualy
you’ll hear somthing you like. Not nessesarily somthing you
think everyone will like, but somthing you atleast know
you like. This is a success of your experimenting. This is how
music started, I suppose. People hear things they like, they remember them
and maybe play them again.

Maybe you’ll think of a way to build on this idea.
Or maybe you’ll just get a bunch of these ideas and string them together.

You can also record yourself so you don’t have to remember everything.

As you do all this you are also getting more accustoe to your instrument.
your fingers are learning how to play keys or strings etc.
you are learning the lay out of the instrument according to the sounds
you like hearing it make. This is important cause its alot easier
to remember somthing you like than somthing you dont or are indeferent to.

you might like a certain genre of music. In this case play that genre,
as many songs from that genre, build a repetoir. This way you are playing
all the time, its never work, and you are getting good. At that style
of music, then you can incorporate that into improvisation sessions.
This way you’ll start creating music that is in the same genre but with
your emotions in it. having a part of you in it will give it somthing new,
and people will appretiate that.

If you play many different genres of msuic, even better, cause
you can mix and match all of what you like. When you do this
you have created like a approxiamtion of what you like in music, what you
like about the way music makes your feel and therefore, your emotions.

People will appretiate this, because you are unique and if you can
sufficiently describe yourself through your musical tastes by playing that
specific music, you will be playing somthing unique.

SO going to classes, I’m not saying don’t do that, it has it’s place,
especialy at the start when you trying to get everything like
proper technique so you don’t injure your wrists or somthing, and
how to read music etc. Things can be intimidating in the beginning.
But don’t ever feel your not good enough to start experimenting yet.
Music teachers don’t know what you like, you don’t even know all of what you like yet.
you have to discover it throught trail and error, experimenting , playing.
And the teacher can’t teach you how to put your
specific emotional make up, into the music, cause most likley, he/she does’nt
know every thing about you to guide you in that direction. not fully anyways.
They can help you with certain techniques and genres etc that
you say you like, but so much of music is still to be discovered.

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