Collaborate & Just Play
When you hear a tune you’ve not heard before, can you pick up your instrument and immediately play along?
We’re creating virtual opportunities for musicians to come together, share with one another, gain insight from each other’s experiences, and simply, speak Music. If you’re interested, drop us a note and we’ll share our calendar of sessions.
The Value of Improv
Being able to play without needing the dots, or having to have learned the piece ahead of time, requires fluency.
Learning to speak Music fluently is most successfully achieved in the same way a new human acquires spoken language. The crazy thing is, we are all native Music speakers; it’s our first language. All of us. Some of us just got so focused on learning our second language (spoken word) that Music stepped back for a while.
Like our spoken languages, music is comprised of sounds, and we label those sounds just like we do in spoken language.
- Music’s letters are tones. Tones are frequencies.
When we bring those tones together in various combinations, we get words.
- Words are harmonies. When we create a sequence of harmonies, we get a sentence. And when we string together sentences, phrases emerge.
Phrases lead to paragraphs, expressions of a concept that contain relevant detail to bring understanding. Songs discover and share a concept, and weave details into understanding.
When we speak words, we have a need to communicate a thought. To share an understanding with another. When we speak music, we spin our stories into melody that shares our experiences of life with one another, across time and space.