Twitter posts March 22, ’10

Practice day off. Need to get some sun in my soul before I can put out more musical feeling.

It's always a good sign when I feel & show gratitude, rather than worry over what I don't have.

When I feel the grubbiness of life weigh on me, I return to Mozart to remind me of infinite beauty.

Music cannot lie, but a performance or piece can fail to convey the truth found in music.

The beautiful emotional & structural proportioning of Mozart helps balance the psyche and mind.

Mozart is healing through his inimitably crystalline balance, wit, variety, melody, sublimity. And for accessibility in all that.

Musical flying/floating: the circle of fifths progression, such as palchebel canon, but found in lots of classical music.

It's the freedom in time that gives life to a musical phrase.

But the freedom in time giving life to a musical phrase must be parsed architecturally, not randomly. It must make sense.

A note perfect, literal performance does not necessarily mean it is musically well parsed or that it draws you in with style.

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5 comments for “Twitter posts March 22, ’10

  1. March 24, 2010 at

    Beautiful post, David. Poetic, lyrical, thoughtful and illustrated. I can see it embodied into the next practice session, making the notes more musical and therefore making your "practice day off" more like a "practice day without touching the clarinet."

    Thank you!

    • March 24, 2010 at

      Thanks you Jules. Much appreciated. I'm afraid practicing is not very poetic. More like road building through pretty mountains.

      • March 24, 2010 at

        I think you ARE a poet.

      • March 24, 2010 at

        Do you charge for making my day! Thank you, sweetie.

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