31. December 2006 · Comments Off · Categories: imported, Ramble

This blog entry talks about Daniel Levitin and his book … the one I was reading , and plan on reading more of as soon as I can wrap my brain around anything—real life has interfered at the moment.

Reading the blog did make me want to get back to the book. I’m a bit embarrassed that I’m so slow a reader (although at the moment I think I have a legitimate excuse).

I wonder how differently a classicaly trained musician hears and reacts compared to someone with a different background. I wonder, too, if Dr. Levitin was assuming all of us look at the conductor all the time (!) because of one study he was doing. I actually can’t see the conductor clearly these days … read my glasses entry … so I wonder if I react differently now than I used to.

Actually I don’t wonder—I know! I don’t get nearly as stressed now that I miss out on the grimaces and hostile looks given out by some conductors. It’s a good thing.

In any case, I’m hoping to get back to reading, and back to “normal” … as normal as things will be when major changes in one’s life take place.

Oh … and from what I read, Dr. Levitin doesn’t care for accordian. Ah well. Maybe he hasn’t heard Quartetto Gelato?!

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