If you’re interested in doing something different (with your ears), check out my new little track to help you cultivate your musical imagination. It’s a guided listening and I say very little and I play even less, giving you lots of quiet space to imagine sound.
So check out the link and give it a listen. I’d be very interested in what you thought. The idea is that by at first imagining very simple musical sounds, you will strengthen your musical imagination. There are so many opportunities in our culture to have our minds filled with thoughts, images, and sounds that other people create. Yet, your mind is capable of such amazing things if you slow down the rate of input into it and give it a chance to create its own music, to tell its own story. So much of our time is spent consuming content, I believe you have the opportunity to create something on your own. Kind of like daydreaming. Kind of like meditating. Kind of like visualizing, but with music. So this is the first in a series I’ll be making to get you started and to gauge who of you might find this a compelling stop on your musical journey. You might even fall asleep! Now, this is only for people who can lie or sit with their eyes closed for about five minutes and if you have any thoughts at all, I would love to hear what they are.
See you soon.
HERE’S THE LINK:
This first Guided Imagining brings you to a relaxed place where you hear some simple piano tones.
I play a tone on the piano and invite you to imagine it back. I call this your inner echo: Where you hear something and then echo it back in your mind. Is it really that simple? Yes. But it requires something very important: your attention and a little bit of silence. Every journey begins with a single step and every game of chess begins with a small number of opening moves.
We don’t even name the notes or attempt any formal “ear training” activities. It’s JUST listening and imaging back.
Having said that, the complexity of this strand of listening will continue!