There are people who play musical instruments, and then there are ‘musicians’. They aren’t the same, and your heart knows the difference even if your ears aren’t quite sure. Today I’d like to start a conversation intended on being a part of a guide for playing music from the heart. You, too can become a real musician.
When I was much younger I remember feeling a bit of jealousy that my older brother had adventures with his instrument (trumpet). He loved to come home from lessons and practice, shine his instrument and talk excitedly about what he had heard and learned that day. I would sit literally mesmerized at the sparkling brass, and I soaked in every little piece of passion he exuded. To me, this is being a musician in practice.
You can become a real musician!
My brother had the emotional mindset needed to become great. There are two parts to real music. There’s the technical side and the emotional side. Once a musician learns the technical side, getting it from the head to heart is all that’s left to manage.
Sounds easy? Some people find it easier than others. There are all types of people on this beautiful planet. And, if there’s anything I’ve learned it’s that we are all born with different ‘gifts’ inside us. Science could never pinpoint what this is and how we interpret it all. Some people say it’s genetics, but we all know better than that. There’s a spiritual side to all of us, and when we learn to get in-tune with it- magic happens.
Have you ever listened to a song that just seemed to cut right to your core? I have. This is what inspired me to continue with my music education. I feel it. Deeply.
Music and art tries desperately in every attempt to find a point of dramatics that will pierce into our souls. That’s why pop radio centers around the most popular subjects of lost and found love. Love is probably the most emotional, real feeling in the world.
This article is just a start of course. There is a process that could be considered a guide for playing music from the heart, and there’s no way it can be taught in just a day. So, carry on folks!
Let’s continue learning and growing together. Flute lessons and playing the flute is such a wonderful way to find self-expression. Have any thoughts today on this subject? Leave them below in the comment section.