The nature of musical expression

When we play piano, are we expressing the music through ourselves, or are we expressing ourselves through the music?

This is not an abstract question – it’s practical. So even though an answer may have already popped into your mind, resist the temptation to give it a label and file it away.

Stay with the question. Explore it each time you sit down to play piano. For a week, or a month.

It’s not about answering the question. It’s about where the question leads you, in your actual experience.

Who knows? A question like this may lead us to experience music in a whole new way. (If we let it.)

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