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Davilmar - Pianist Composer / Blog

How to troubleshoot a technical or musical problem

1. Identify the problem

It may seem obvious to recognize a problem or error in interpretation, but it is not always so simple. In fact, great skill and subtlety to detect small details that may be overlooked is necessary. Being a perfectionist, and watch from the humility to know that everyone makes mistakes and can improve qualities are always required. Then tune your ear and ask yourself questions like:

Am I doing the movements with minimal effort?

I Contrast proved sufficiently dynamic?

How's the pitch? Is there rhythmic precision? And the joint? Do I like the color and sound? Is it consistent with the emotional content of the music? Define the problem:

Be specific: the problem is in the rhythm, expressiveness, precision, articulation, pitch, fingering, ...? Be objective: treat it neutrally. Instead of thinking "this bar is horrific," replace it by saying: "the sun # Compass and if four are out of tune".

Seeks an explanation: Ask yourself, whenever necessary, why ?. Example: I failed the Compass Re 25 because I had a lot of tension. Why? Because I was afraid. Why? Because he had never played before so many people. You can always reach the deeper problem.

3. study it very slowly

The key to slowly study is to be aware of what they are doing exactly the muscles involved in the movement at all times. The idea is to think, process information and analyze what we're playing, avoiding the "automatic pilot". You must always touch the passage just as we would at normal speed, that is, with the same technique, articulation, dynamics, etc. In other words, we must think of it as a study in "slow motion" or "super slow".

Economics of the Music Industry

The music industry is an ever changing organization, they shift to the new “in” thing to make more and more money. The music industry has been around for a hundred years. The father of the industry was Thomas Edison he created the first record label and from there they kept coming. Around 1900 Thomas Edison had just made the record player and decided to go further and make more money through music so he created a record label named Edison Records from there came Victor and Columbia records. They all out put records and different discs but one record label sold something different. RCA sold radios not records. Much later Warner Brothers Records was created in the mid 1900’s. All of these record labels signed bands to play under their entitlements for money. In the end the top labels now are Road Runner Records, Warner Brothers Records, RCA, Sony Records, and Sumerian Records. Around the end of the 1900’s the economic system of the music industry dropped, around the time of the internet. The internet made it possible to pirate songs from artists and if they did it well enough they wouldn’t get caught. This loss the artists and their labels a lot of money which they had to make up with higher performance prices. Through this I learned that the music industry is an ever changing (innovating) organization always trying to change to what the “in” thing is. But without the music industry where would we be?