On Playing from the Song You Experience

On Playing from the Song You Experience

Topic:Communication
Posted on:Dec 09 2016
Captured by:Flint M
Method:Previous Writings

When I play the piano I prefer to work with my own composition. It is not that I don’t value the work of others, it is that I do not believe that anyone can truly play someone else’s song. I have to play what I hear, and I cannot hear what they have heard. Playing someone else’s number maybe a useful way to practice. But in the end, I can only play what I truly experience.

 

1 Comment

  1. April Kite says:

    Such a beautiful observation. Now I understand my impulses at the harp better!
    Thank you Dr. McGlaughlin for creating this forum for sharing your wisdoms.

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