I was just talking to a friend of mine the other day who just started playing the flute. He’d been playing the harmonica and he started playing the Indian flute. He’s a yoga teacher and he wanted to play it at the end of Yoga sessions.
He said to me, “So I just learned one scale. I learned enough notes that I could feel free.”
I realized that is the whole dynamic of being able to connect with an instrument. What happens with an instrument is: the instrument is silent. You liberate its sound – and as a musician, an instrumentalist, the instrument expands your voice.
So YOU liberate its sound – and IT expands your voice.
It’s a beautiful partnership.
(The video above is an excerpt from my “Love Songs in the Living Room” Facebook LIVE concert on Feb. 14, 2019. To see the whole concert video replay CLICK HERE.)
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