Moly on Musicians
some keys’. Here is the link. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u-jg90JNksE&feature=relmfu
step is to get some serious command of that manual dexterity thing with your chosen instrument. My (defoo’ed) son is much more than a casual musician. I promise you that he is brilliant. When he plays, it is a pure pleasure to listen. I am in awe of his talent and creativity. But in the beginning, (all those years ago) his first challenge was to understand the music on the page. Then it was translating the page to the instrument. Then from sound into music. It was mechanical and faltering at first. Then better. Then better. In other words he did the hard, disciplined tough work to become a musician. Then he became stylish. Then creativity started. He interpreted pieces of music. He developed his own pieces. I am pretty sure my son will tell you the work needed to maintain his manual dexterity is never
ending and inextricably linked to style, creativity and everything else musical. Is this commentary really necessary? Doesn’t everyone know this as a matter of experience and common sense? I suspect we just got Moly at a bad moment. He can’t possibly really believe this. I will end where I started. If this is the case, Moly may want to correct the record.
As a ‘by the way.’ There was no tiger mom type discipline needed for my son. It was entirely his decision to get into music. I even fought him a little when he first asked to take lessons. I wanted to make sure he was committed. He was. He was persistent and persuasive. Once lessons began, it was all in for mom and dad. Never once had to suggest that he practice. He set his own schedule and kept to it. We were glad to support with time, encouragement, finances and such. It was actually a pure pleasure. Our son taught us about other types of music that we would not have pursued without this experience. It worked out for all concerned.