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Cosmin Lupu
post Jul 29 2013, 12:51 PM
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Just found this great video, in which the great Victor Wooten is talking about music comparing it with a language. After watching it, I felt very happy as I have often seen things exactly this way and I am glad that one of the greats has done this amazing video!

Music is a powerful communication tool--it causes us to laugh, cry, think and question. Bassist and five-time Grammy winner, Victor Wooten, asks us to approach music the same way we learn verbal language--by embracing mistakes and playing as often as possible.



How many times have you thought about music in your compositions or when performing in general? How many times have you transmitted the message to your audience, regardless if it's your family listening or a crowd of thousands?


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post Jul 29 2013, 12:54 PM
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Great video and advice. I teach music as a language to my students, especially those learning to "speak" jazz. I find that if we think of music as we would any language, then we can learn to speak it fluently, creating concrete and understandable ideas, rather than focusing on the little details all the time. When we learn to speak a language we often learn phrases, and then break down those phrases to uses those small chunks to build new sentences. The same can be done with music, learning famous phrases, breaking them down and then using those smaller components to build our own vocabulary in that language.

Very cool ideas in the video.


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post Jul 30 2013, 07:23 AM
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If only more people would look at things in that way. Simply listening to Mr. Wooten talk, has boosted my energy level sky high!


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Taka Perry
post Jul 30 2013, 09:36 AM
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Great words, this is so true. Especially if your music is instrumental, then you are relying on solely music to transfer emotion. The harmonic song is awesome as well.


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post Jul 30 2013, 03:39 PM
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absolutely wonderful, ive never looked at it this way, it makes alto of sence
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post Jul 31 2013, 07:34 AM
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QUOTE (Taka Perry @ Jul 30 2013, 08:36 AM) *
Great words, this is so true. Especially if your music is instrumental, then you are relying on solely music to transfer emotion. The harmonic song is awesome as well.


Taka, you are an instrumental artist, right? What are your songs about and how did you think about transmitting the message?

QUOTE (Trixx @ Jul 30 2013, 02:39 PM) *
absolutely wonderful, ive never looked at it this way, it makes alto of sence


Glad I could switch on a light bulb biggrin.gif


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