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3 Simple Rules for a Magical, Musical, Moving Performance {FREE Posters & Cards}

3 Simple Rules for a Magical, Musical, Moving Performance {FREE Posters & Cards}
3 Simple Rules for a Magical, Musical, Moving Performance {FREE Posters & Cards}
3 Simple Rules for a Magical, Musical, Moving Performance {FREE Posters & Cards}
3 Simple Rules for a Magical, Musical, Moving Performance {FREE Posters & Cards}
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***Download this free set of music rules and then read 3 Simple Rules for a Magical, Musical, Moving Performance .

EXCERPT: In recent months, I've heard a lot of teachers discussing and wondering how to help students play with emotion and feel their performances to create something magical. I wondered that myself for a very long time, and during my early years of teaching, I said things such as, "Play with feeling" or "Play with emotion" or "Play from your heart" because those things had been said to me by teachers when I was growing up.

However, I have always been a concrete-sequential learner and I just couldn't figure out what my teachers meant when they said things that were so abstract. So I just did my best, always wondering if I was measuring up to their expectations of "playing with feeling". Eventually, things naturally started to click, but those early years definitely left me feeling a bit unsure of myself with regards to playing musically.

Fast-forward many years to today, and I'm going to share what's working for me and for my students right now. Rather than giving them abstract directions like the above statements, I have found that giving them concrete directions helps them know what to do when they haven't yet learned to tap into their own emotions and feelings, and it helps students begin to understand what "music does" and what "music wants to do" in a general sense, and how they can use that knowledge to play musically.

***Download this free set of music rules and then read 3 Simple Rules for a Magical, Musical, Moving Performance .

I'd absolutely love to hear how much your students are enjoying this product, so please leave a kind word and super rating below. Thank you! :)

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