When the music makes sense



When we talk about music teaching, be it about music theory or how to play an instrument such as the recorder, we often discuss the curriculum, or the program that must be taught. Is that enough to play well and awe the audience? During the period that the music student begins his studies until he graduates, too much emphasis is placed on the curricula, but little is taught about the skills or behaviors that make the beauty of the music, touching the heart of the audience, that is, what really makes a difference in the life of a musician. Components of musicality Let's think about it: What makes someone a good musician? I know, it is not easy to answer this question in an objective way, and I believe that this question is not related to musical style, but rather with musical practice. When I think of a musician I admire, some things are common in - Leia mais...
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The difference between amateurs and professionals



I read this article and I think it is very related with the music students practice and about those who want to professionalize themselves in the music and arts world. So, I decided to translate it to Portuguese, in a way the Brazilian people could access this content. The Difference Between Amateurs and Professionals Original link: https://www.farnamstreetblog.com/2017/08/amateurs-professionals/ Portuguese translation: Gustavo de Francisco (the article in English is copied ipsis literis) Why is it that some people seem to be hugely successful and do so much, while the vast majority of us struggle to tread water? The answer is complicated and likely multifaceted. One aspect is mindset—specifically, the difference between amateurs and professionals. Most of us are just amateurs. What’s the difference? Actually, there are many differenc - Leia mais...
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