“Keith Jarrett improvises entire solo piano concerts. I could never do that.”
“Elton John puts Bernie Taupin’s lyrics on the piano music stand and writes a song on the spot. I could never do that.”
“Jacob Collier has learned how to play many musical instruments. I could never do that.”
“Vladimir Horowitz played the Chopin Mazurkas beautifully. I could never do that.”
“Otis Spann could express his feelings through playing the blues. I could never do that.”
“Chick Corea can improvise phrases with rhythmic elasticity. I could never do that.”
What’s your own personal version of these statements?
The fact is that none of these musicians was born with the ability to do these things. They had to learn these skills, and we can too.
As with everything else, the secret is to enjoy the journey and “let the music flow!”