Fluency and Music

Fluency and Music

Music performance, at its best, must be fluent. Listeners expect to hear uninterrupted lines that include clear communicative information. Listeners desire accuracy and true competency from performers. From the simplest tunes to the most virtuosic concerti, the test of a fine performance is demonstrated fluency.

In recent weeks, I have been using a model/metaphor of fluency and music a great deal in my classes.

Bringing Passion and Emotion to Our Performances

Bringing Passion and Emotion to Our Performances

As we begin a new school year, we all aspire to top quality performances with our ensembles. We want our students to play accurately and with technical proficiency. But, I would guess that each of us as teachers and ensemble leaders desires more from our group. We want them to give inspired performances that move us and our audience.