Playing to Your Emotions

Playing to Your Emotions

Playing to Your Emotions

Playing to Your Emotions

Playing to Your Emotions

So you’ve got a brand new guitar. You’ve been working on your technique. You’ve studied your theory. You’re ready to finally play with your guitar (or at least make some music) but what’s that? Though the idea may have occurred to you, you probably aren’t quite ready to express your emotions with your guitar yet. สล็อตเว็บตรง

Okay, you’ve practiced your guitar and you can play a few of the songs. You’ve got the hang of using a pick. You’ve been studying rhythmic patterns and techniques. But still, well down in the bottom right corner, you aren’t really playing… you’re just improvising (or “creating” if you prefer). Playing to Your Emotions

Many players really want to be able to express themselves on their instrument. And I think part of the problem is that many of us, even those with a lot of musical ability, haven’t really experienced being in the position of creating – not merely improvising but truly creating in the moment. Playing to Your Emotions

You don’t need to do advanced study (at least, not very far) to be able to express yourself. It’s all about being in the moment and aware of what is happening. Too often, we approach improvisation from the standpoint of reading notation, rules, and so on. And while it is true that learning music theory is a great way to express yourself (and thus to learn composition) it is also a very limiting way to actually express yourself.

For example, let’s say you’re in the formative stage of learning Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata. You’re not yet able to fully recall the entire sonata but you can clearly hear in your mind’s ear the entire movement. You can play it over and over again, each time adding that additional element that makes it better and better. And you realize that this is something that should be in the collection of a great musician (and composer) – it’s a true art. Playing to Your Emotions

All you need is Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata in a different key. Tuck it away in a case and bring it up to night for you to hear. Can you imagine how excited Beethoven would be at the idea of someone improvising (and not only improvising but creating) music based on his own compositions? Playing to Your Emotions

Too often we approach improvisation from the wrong angle. We think of it as some kind of magic beyond our ability to control. The truth is, improvisation is nothing against our ability to control or push limits. But it’s also something we have control over. The key to using this truth to express creativity successfully is to put yourself into the creative environment in which it’s possible to improvise – while still acknowledging the reality that we are still human and fallible. Playing to Your Emotions

2.Develop a highly visible personality.I can’t stress this enough with regard to improvising. You don’t need to be a charismatic person to improvise and create your own music. Easily the most important of all is to BE luminous. Create your own lightshow. When you approach the idea of improvising, stop and think about the way you would perform under all circumstances. If you are not willing to do that, then you may need to think about why you would want to perform under all circumstances. Think about that. If you are already putting on a light show, then you may want to apply that when you improvise as well. Just remember that one bad choice can ruin your whole day.

3. Think about the standards of music.Of course, you’ve heard certain standards over and over again from music history. When you set out to improvise, think about what they are. What are the choices you have to make to make them yours?

4. Find a comfortable playing environment.If you’re still not convinced that you’re ready to tackle the emotional side of improvisation, remember the amount of time you are willing to put into it. Setting up the physical environment will then be a piece of cake. Finding the most conducive space and gaining more confidence won’t happen overnight. Put this in mind and start off with some visualization. Practicing this will help you become more aware of the sounds you use and the places in which you improvise.

Playing to Your Emotions