Happy Piano Meditation
" There is a talent - beyond talent, a gift beyond gifts, it is the art of love, and the ability to express the divine in all things. "
365 Happy Meditations by Richard Kirsten Daiensai
Expressing the divine in music was Bach’s ultimate goal. We all have our own vision of divinity. I can hear the divine in the 2nd movement of Bach's Italian Concerto and the Brahms Horn Trio. I can also hear it in Joni Mitchell's Both Sides Now.
As a classical note-reader and interpreter of the masters, I always felt there was something missing in my musical education. I was expressing the composer's divinity, not my own. I wanted to learn intimately how chords work, how to create good and bad improvisations, good and bad voicings, good and bad melodies. (Learning the bad was the easy part :-)
Learning how chords work was largely missing from my training but I remedied it with curiosity, time, mistakes and successes. Be curious. Instill curiosity in your students. Round out your own musical training. Today, sit at the piano and play a sound, a single note, and listen. Breathe, meditate and get to know your piano on a new level.
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