I’m obsessed. I can’t get Cuba out of my mind. It fills my thoughts during the day and my dreams at night. They’re confusing thoughts, as hazy as the smog that hangs over Havana. This dichotomous culture quietly rests 90 miles from our southern border. Vibrant cities full of song & dance. Each with the outward appearance of a ghetto. Highly literate and articulate people in western dress barely getting by.
I must tell you that even with this problem, I have listened many nights and enjoyed his superb playing, but Les is a perfectionist and as he said to me “I just got fed up with faking and knowing that I was not able to do what I wanted to do.” So the banjo sits in its case and is lifted so that Babs can clean underneath it!
Music theory is still very important and necessary. Music theory is actually the building block for playing the piano by ear. Why mention it? Because some muzikanti actually think that with sensitive ears and hearing they don’t need to learn music theory. They say it’s boring and uninteresting, and it takes a lot of time to learn it. In short, it’s hard unlike playing by ear, which they say it’s fast, easy, and you can do anything from composing your own songs to harmonizing and jazz improvisation. However, for good, solid playing by ear, you must have the basics such as music theory.
People think that there is some big secret to this stuff and if they can just learn it everything will be OK and the record labels will take care of them…
Choose an instrument you are most in tune with. Only you can determine this as you have to choose what is most natural to you. Errol in courses, pay for your music tuition and you are off to start your lesson.
The aesthetic essence of the art is the vibrancy of colors used in dying. Each color has its own connotation. Where Red is the symbolic of marriage, there saffron is symbol of sainthood renouncing the world, Yellow denotes spring, Black and Maroon are not so bright.
Anyone can play any instrument if they learn how to read music or listen to the notes. It takes some practice, but there are tricks that seem fussy such as keeping good posture, but it looks better to the audience and can even help the pianist.