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Re: [microsound] an interesting monolake answer

Le 06-12-18 à 19:38, David Powers a écrit :

Another example (again not from the digital domain):
Every music school has their students in, say, the jazz program, who
learn a bunch of scales off a page but can't seem to ever use their
ears and put those patterns together in a musical way. But John
Coltrane was known to practice extensively from Slominzky's Thesaurus
of Scales (which is simply an abstract representation of basic musical
building blocks), and I think everyone would agree this only enhanced
his ability to improvise.

Yeah... but I don't think the argument you're making here relates much to RH's point.

A more relevant analogy with regards to a "traditional musical score
situation" would be, I think, a comparison between a musician who
performs a piece with a score versus one who performs a piece from

To me (and to the vast majority of classical performers, I'd venture
to say), there is no question that playing from memory is vastly
preferable. You are much more free to listen attentively — deeply —
to the sounds you (or others, if you're doing chamber music) produce
when your mind doesn't have to process a significant amount of visual

It is thus no surprise that find myself in agreement with RH's view.


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