Tempo, Perception And Tension

Some months ago I wrote an article about how coordination was inextricably linked to the perception of time and rhythm. But just recently, I realized another aspect of this connection while giving an Alexander Technique lesson to a bassist. This student could not seem to play a particular technical passage beyond a specific tempo without […]

Fitness And Exercise For Musicians: Choose Wisely

As someone who not only practices music daily, but also, engages in physical fitness activities on a regular basis, I firmly believe that your fitness has an impact upon your music making. It’s not as if you can’t play well if you’re not physically fit (lots of very unfit virtuosi out there). It’s just that […]