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Mad About Drums 01-10-2012 01:14 PM

A place to be...
 
During our quest for spiritual greatness within our goals to reach a level of dexterity, emotions and musicality within our inner self at our instrments, we look for inspirations within the music and wonderful accomplished players.

Today, I came across this piece of music, and upon watching the wonderful artist Hiromi Uehara performing this emotional solo performance, I ended up in tears.... A place to be indeed. A great inspiration for that never ending quest of mastering the instrument and our emotions. :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rXOAx...eature=related

Pollyanna 01-10-2012 03:02 PM

Re: A place to be...
 
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Originally Posted by Mad About Drums (Post 940384)
During our quest for spiritual greatness within our goals to reach a level of dexterity, emotions and musicality within our inner self at our instrments, we look for inspirations within the music and wonderful accomplished players.

Today, I came across this piece of music, and upon watching the wonderful artist Hiromi Uehara performing this emotional solo performance, I ended up in tears.... A place to be indeed. A great inspiration for that never ending quest of mastering the instrument and our emotions. :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rXOAx...eature=related

She's not an inspiration for me - that'd be like an ant hoping to one day emulate a giraffe. Her precision and control are off the scale and she has such an intense awareness of the sustain of the notes and the note values.

Mad About Drums 01-10-2012 03:41 PM

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Originally Posted by Pollyanna (Post 940409)
that'd be like an ant hoping to one day emulate a giraffe...

Hehe... I can relate to that comparison, it's pretty accurate :))

I understand you point of view, she's somewhere where I'll never be, but it is the case with all our major influences, I'll never be as good as Simon Phillips or Billy Cobham :)

And I guess you'll never be as good as Steve Gadd (though I might be wrong there), but it is indeed the great players, within any instruments, with their unreachable status as musicians, that we look up for influences and inspirations. :))

Hiromi's performance and inspiration gives me further incentives to be a better musician, but I'm aware, especially at my age, that I'll never be as good as her technicaly speaking, but I feel I can reach the emotional content of such a performance within my playing, at my level of musicianship, at least it's what I will thrive for. :)

Within that concept, emotionaly, we can be touched by music or players within our level or equal to our technical abilities, for whatever reasons, it's how we percieve a performance and what effect such music has to someone. With this in mind, I'm still listening to An American Noodle, and it still provides me with positive emotions. :))

I love 2 types of music, both within a wide range of musical styles, the music I listen because I'm amazed by the dexterity of the musicianship displayed within a given piece of music, generaly, I will not add such music in my favourite play lists, and there's the music I listen to because it touches me emotionaly and spiritualy, such music is on my favourite playlist, and often, it's not a technical materpiece, just music that I can relate to within my life and my tastes, and I'm sure it does apply to many of us. :-))

Midnite Zephyr 01-10-2012 04:46 PM

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Magnificent piano playing. That's all I can say.


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