Music is able to form your brain connections in a very deep level and it can slove and change things. Through changing you and your approach and attitude, music can change your everyday life. Life is to us how we see and look at it. Music is a great teacher and helps you to relate better to yourself and everyday life.
When you fall in love, can you grab your beloved one by force and hope that things work out? I do not think so. Better stay positive, sensitive, caring, steady and enjoy the play. Why do you think music is different? Not at all. If your goal is to quickly grab the ability of playing an instrument then you never actually will play. If you enjoy the process itself, you have hope.
People often think that to play music, you have to be very “emotional”. Sadly it usually ends up with bashing the piano and playing below average level. Does the fact that you are emotional make the music sound nicely, purely and beautifully? Does your passion guarantee a clear expression of musical material? Not at all. To play well, you have to know WHAT TO DO EXACTLY and then you have to carefully through physical freedom and acute listening express your musical vision.
Language is an excellent tool we possess. It is the most difficult and complex skill or ability we learn during our life. As language and music share a big territory in out brain, there are many ways how we can link music with language and benefit a lot through that. The next video is about the ways that have been used to link them.
Did you know that our brain does not feel pain? It does not have receptors for pain. If somebody would cut into a living brain, it would not hurt. Strange.. But why am I talking about this?
Whatever you feel, is it joy, anger, sadness or surprise you feel it through your physical reactions. Emotions are generated by our brain parts that are directly connected with certain parts of your body. Different emotions are associated with different parts of body. Think about smiling or fingers forming fists while angry. These are some emotions that are immediately reflected and combined with our body.
You can experiment and discover yourself. When you get angry, terrified or extremely happy try to locate, where is the emotion in your body.
But just as much as your emotions influence your body, your body motions also change and direct your emotions. When you are sad but just push yourself to smile, your mood actually gets better and your brain chemistry changes. That way you can get a better control over your emotions through relaxing and certain body movements you can do.
This is why body motion is so important when it comes to making music. To play well and to really feel the music your body has to move exactly according to the music. Your body has to be free and very alive, very expressive. For the same reason dancing feels so liberating and good – we feel so many things through physical expression.