Reply To: My experience of music

  • Anneloes Wolters

    August 22, 2023 at 10:42 am

    Thanks for your great contribution, I’ve been thinking about this topic ever since I’ve been writing music. Because the educational system just doesn’t work the way teachers want it to, have always felt a bit off. I think you can learn the Craft, the tools that might come in handy to fix certain points in a score, you have to know about the instruments etc.

    But by that doesn’t make you an Artist, because it doesn’t teach you to Listen.

    When people ask me how I do it? “I sit at the piano and let the music come to me. It’s not that the music isn’t there, it’s just that you have to be able to Listen in that Moment.” I think that you can train to listen better, that it can help to have internalised what others sounded like, but actively using a theory blocks the music coming to you.

    Indeed, then you start ‘working’ the music.