I Just Did It!

Written by graham and julie

I succeeded. I achieved my goal. I am successful. I set myself a target and did it. I wanted to do it and I have. I am really pleased with myself. I am so happy I want to tell everyone about my success. I did really well. I performedrepparttar best I have ever done. I performed torepparttar 149317 best of my ability today. I feel great and am so proud of myself.

I did it.

Others said it was impossible. Others said I would never do it. Others said I could not concentrate for that length of time. Others said I did not haverepparttar 149318 courage. Others said I was useless. Others said I was not cut out for such a task. Others said I should be happy with what I’ve got. Others said just be grateful and stop all this success thinking. Others said I did not have what it takes.

But I know that is not true because I did it.

I am a success. I have proved that if I want something enough. If I put my mind to succeeding I can achieve. I just did it.

I know that I can do whatever I want to. The only thing that stops me is me.

The more I listen to othersrepparttar 149319 more I move away from my goals and my dreams. I can achieve my dreams because I just did it.

Does Reading Make Music?

Written by Ronald Worthy

Copyright 2005 RAW Productions

When you read music you are decipheringrepparttar printed page and transferringrepparttar 149272 information torepparttar 149273 keyboard. You might say that you are decoding whatrepparttar 149274 composer or arranger put onrepparttar 149275 page . The symbols put onrepparttar 149276 paper byrepparttar 149277 composer arerepparttar 149278 only means he or she has to convey his/her musical ideas torepparttar 149279 performer, hence torepparttar 149280 listener.

But! Is decoding a page of printed music and transferring those symbols to sound really making music?

Not necessarily. That is only one step. We might say that readingrepparttar 149281 notes with our eyes and playing them with our fingers is puttingrepparttar 149282 mechanics to work. If we stop studyingrepparttar 149283 piece as soon as we are fairly fluent in playingrepparttar 149284 notes we have read, we may be good keyboard mechanics, but we may not be considered "musicians."

No doubt you have listened to a pianist and come away saying, "That performance really carried me away." Onrepparttar 149285 other hand you have also probably heard much so-called "music" that left you cold—that did nothing for you. Perhaps one reason we enjoy listening to "ear" players isrepparttar 149286 fact that they are listening to what they play and are not distracted byrepparttar 149287 printed page.

"Ear" players MUST listen to themselves or they would have no idea of what comes next. The music is really speaking to them. Always remember that until music speaks torepparttar 149288 player it cannot communicate anything torepparttar 149289 listener.

What has all this got to do with reading music? You ask:"Is it wrong to try to learn to read? Since I can't play by ear, should I just forget about learning to play?"

The first question will take a bit of detail to take us fromrepparttar 149290 printed page to good listening. Don't forget thatrepparttar 149291 performer must be a good listener, if notrepparttar 149292 most critical of all listeners. If, as you perform, you become so engrossed inrepparttar 149293 printed notes, their pitch, their time,repparttar 149294 touch,repparttar 149295 dynamics—that you forget that all those things must fit together as a whole to make a good tone story, then you are a note reader, not a musician. But you must learn to read fluently if you can't play by ear.

There are comparatively few people who can play from memory or by ear everything that is onrepparttar 149296 page, fully and accurately. But, you don't hear them falter and fumble overrepparttar 149297 spots that are rough because they have learned how to "fake," how to cover their mistakes sorepparttar 149298 average listener is not aware of their bloopers.

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