07. December 2023 · Comments Off on Don’t Make Me Yawn · Categories: Ramble

Just a short rant: I’m weary of being bored by musicians. It seems as if many are working so hard at being flawless, but they do nothing more. C’mon … go further! Expression is a good thing. Truly.

And remember, too, that much of the time you have to do much more than you think! As I tell my kids, play to the back row, and imagine they aren’t really getting it unless you overdo it. My dream is to say to a student, “Well that was a bit over the top!” So far that’s never happened.

If I feel nothing when you play, I don’t think you’ve done what you thought you did. Unless YOU feel nothing and that’s how you want it to be.

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