What are your musical "aha" moments?
January 13, 2010 9:17 PM Subscribe
I've just recently started teaching music & I want to do a good job not just teaching the technical aspects, but really getting at musicality
. What were your "aha" moments when you were learning music & how do you think you could produce those same flashes of insight in someone else?
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I've been playing music for nearly 20 years now and I find myself teaching others for fun (and hopefully) profit. In my experience, once you get past the basic mechanics, scales, knowledge, etc. and start getting into making music, really grokking music comes in "aha" moments.
What were your musical "aha" moments and how do you think you could induce these sorts of flashes of insights in others?
If you teach music - when do you see the lightbulb go on in your student's heads?
What are the best music teaching resources (books, etc.) you've come across?
What non-standard teaching methods have worked for you? What standard teaching methods have worked for you?
And lastly, if you're still facing problems as a musician (no matter what your skill level), what are those problems?