Wednesday, 23 January 2019

Grasp and fashion ideas from your feelings and mood

I improvise at the piano.

I have noticed that my musical ideas arise from feelings; the melodies, rhythms and harmonies I explore and develop whilst improvising are formed from the feel and pulse of my mood.

Reflective and relaxed: the notes touch and caress; busy and anxious: they scatter and clash; sad: they float and cry; happy: they bounce and tease.

My mood is transformed into a flowing river of improvisation, and my hands dip into it to play with the shapes and patterns floating or swimming or swirling there.

Shimmering and shifting music emerges and grows from mood.

What is your mood? How can you express it? What can you grasp from within it?

How can you fashion what you hold into something new and uniquely yours?


I would really like to hear people's views and ideas about music and creativity - just leave a quick message here.