This is actually not mine. This post comes from a student, Richard, in Brea. He wrote this and was kind enough to let me repost it here. I think he did a great job of defining why we live for and love the music that we do…
[content_box_grey width=”75%”]Can you teach someone to love the Blues? Can you guide someone to feel the Blues?
What’s the difference between feeling the Blues, and hearing, “Elevator-Music?”
Think of your body, as a total, “Sound System.” You are in control of your own reactions to what you are listening to.
Elevator music is heard, and, restricted to the ear and head area, or, dismissed by other brain activities. In hearing the Blues however, something can take over.
Ears become a chord, connecting an awareness to your own body’s “Sound System.”
You no longer are a listener, restricted to simply hearing music. Your whole being now becomes an amplifier, and the Blues is not contained within, but exuded outward, as your body itself now is a surround sound that must escape your very soul. Toe-tapping won’t cut it.
You simply are compelled to move the sounds, from the ear and head area, to the pit of your stomach. You have now become an actual, “Participant” in the creativity of the Blues.
Your body is now a conduit, a completed circuit, from ears, to soul then, the Blues is disbursed, and released as energy.
It may take practice, concentration, dedication and, a sincere desire to feel what so many other people enjoy.
Or, you could continue to keep it confined to the ear and head area, as so much, wallpaper music.[/content_box_grey]