Music = Life

“And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

MusicLife

I was putting away my sax the other day and was struck, once again, with the amazing realization of how a 2 hour practice with a good ensemble can seem like five minutes. Why does it seem that time spent with those you love, making wonderful, sometimes sensual music, speeds by so fast? I don’t have the answer, but I’m sure part of it deals with the dopamines flowing free and easy during the exercise. 

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About Gandalfe

Just an itinerant saxophonist trying to find life between the changes. I have retired from the Corps of Engineers and Microsoft. I am an admin on the Woodwind Forum, run the Microsoft Jumpin' Jive Orchestra, and enjoy time with family and friends.
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2 Responses to Music = Life

  1. Rick Wallace says:

    Thanks for your continued writing! I’ve been enjoying your blog for some time (emphasis on ‘enjoying’!) As a recently returning amateur musician, I’ve really appreciated your perspective, observations, and all the rest!
    Thanks!

  2. Gandalfe says:

    Thank you Rick. One of the resources I used when I returned to performance music in 2000 (from a ~30 year hiatus from music) was the Sax and the Web forum. So many great answers. Now I am helping run the Woodwind Forum (http://www.woodwindforum.com/forum/index.php) where there is a more mature crowd, lots of teachers and professional players. There are much fewer questions like, “What sax should I buy to sound like Kenny G.” 🙂

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