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Power Cut....new Idea!

visionari1

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Out in the Countryside of Nelson NZ
Recently we had a 3 hour power cut in our evening time.
No lights, no computer....but still the sax went no problem at all.

My revelation was to play blind going around the circle of fifths.
I was amazed how much my eyes influence how I play, and how much more feeling and a sense of connection with the sound came about. I must do more of this it's a great exercise, I notice already that, without watching a page, everything seems freer and I start to alter my fingers before I play a wrong note.

Any one else tried this approach...I am now working on playing most things this way, although if I get lost I go back to the written page.

Gotta B good for the ears/fingers connection ...eh!
Cheers & Ciao
Jimu:mrcool
 

Moz

Senior Member
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841
Location
North of Liskeard, Cornwall
Recently we had a 3 hour power cut in our evening time.
No lights, no computer....but still the sax went no problem at all.

My revelation was to play blind going around the circle of fifths.
I was amazed how much my eyes influence how I play, and how much more feeling and a sense of connection with the sound came about. I must do more of this it's a great exercise, I notice already that, without watching a page, everything seems freer and I start to alter my fingers before I play a wrong note.

Any one else tried this approach...I am now working on playing most things this way, although if I get lost I go back to the written page.

Gotta B good for the ears/fingers connection ...eh!
Cheers & Ciao
Jimu:mrcool
I always close my eyes to play when not reading music (don't try it if reading music 'cos you just look stupid and you can't play a note - strangely enough!). Sometimes it seems as if someone better is playing, someone you can listen to and try to emulate...and guess what? you can, 'cos it's you!!.

Brill

Martin
 
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