Extraordinary Musical Experiences
It can be something spiritual (or not), a breakthrough, a struggle you overcame, something unexpected... Perhaps, something that expanded your perception in some way!
I'll share one: After 8 years I listened back on one of the first songs I had written and had a totally different understand of its meaning. When I wrote it, my intentions were unclear, it was just an emotion I was portraying but had little direct experience with. Later on, I was able to unlock specific memories that had inspired the song, almost as if I wrote it in code only a future me would decipher.
This is just one example and I am asking a pretty broad question!!! If you feel so inclined to share, have at it :)
With love, moonchild <3
Edited by moonchild on 14-09-2017 10:00
Much cheaper and more fun than seeing a psychologist, uh ?
For years, I'd struggled to read music quickly enough to be able to sight read efficiently - I was always reading the next note in front of the one I was playing! It was because of a single statement made by one of my instructors my ability to read music was transformed. My instructor said:
"When you read a book, do you read every letter of every word or do you just know what the words look like? The same is for music, you learn what the 'words' (groups of notes) look like, not what each note is."
Within a couple of weeks of that (and a fair bit of practise!), I was sight reading a bar or two ahead of where I was playing...
Edited by mpointon on 18-09-2017 16:46
The two of us were playing some Djembe percussions thing, and we took turns, one playing a straight groove and the other improvising freely on top of that.
Now, at some point we both went into improvisation mode at the same time, playing only weird off-set accents to the initial groove, and I'll never forget the surprise moment of realising we were both playing the exactly same, while totally free accents - it was odd to do for some three hits, then came a fourth and that still was a match and I felt "wow this is not real now", and I remember us keeping that up for even a few more hits...
that really was something I could by no means explain with coincidence, nor was our playing in any way foreseeable... we obviously rode the same groove that moment, and to me that's a gem to have experienced.
@martin: I can relate to your story very much, sometimes its these rather simple advice bits that make the difference :)
yes, you are looking at the administrators signature.
So true, Dick!
It is a big difference between just baking a cake for the beloved ones on one hand and working in the cake industry on the other hand. And in this coherence it doesn't matter at all, which ingrediences will be used:
The cake for the beloved ones will always taste .
Edited by will_C on 28-09-2017 05:36
I remember also when the vocalist was doing a take, the recording was stopped within about 30 seconds, and the engineer said “STOP – this is totally the wrong mic for your voice mate”. I was kind of blown away by that, as you suddenly realise the professionalism and quality of people you are working with and it makes you take a look at your own self, and ask many questions.
I came away from the experience a bit more confident, and inspired, but also feeling like I had to start all over again. It made me more professional, open minded and strangely enough on returning to live performances after that I felt different, and my band friends had noticed a slight improvement in general.
All in all it just showed me to try absolutely anything to get some new sounds, try something different, and not to be afraid to take a chance or two, it may not always work, but when it does its well worth it!!
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