Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Music and Feldenkrais/ Anat Baniel Method


It's like this:

how to teach a rat to get dystonia:
have it do the same thing over and over and over again.
Zap, there goes the old nervous system,
twang comes to stiffness, pain, restriction,
probably nature's way of curtailing
insane self-usage.

And hey,
what do musicians do:
the same thing over and over and over again
It's called practice.

And what if the practice,
where
the practice of staying present
and seeing how much ease
they could create as they "played,"
and how
much
"playing" could be part of their playing.

What little differences
could make a big difference.

Hey, that's what our work is about:
discovering,
teaching,
learning
the little differences that make
a big difference.

I love working with musicians.

They often really thrive on discovery.

What a cool group of people.

I've added a musicians' page to my website,
and on it are links to two great articles
by
two people who are Feldies and musicians,
one of whom was in my training with me.

Check the page and the articles out,
if you wish:

Music and Singing page (almost typed sining page. hmm)

ANOTHER GRAND RESOURCE:
ANAT BANIEL'S BOOK:
MOVE INTO LIFE