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Creativity is the Vehicle, Not the Destination [Musicality Unleashed]

Creativity is the Vehicle, Not the Destination [Musicality Unleashed]


creativity in music isn’t something
reserved for the gifted few and it’s not an advanced skill that you need to study
for years before you can do creative activities like improvising and
composing can be part of your music learning from day one or added in at any
time if you’re like most music learners you see creative skills like composing
songwriting and improvisation as advanced skills things you’ll be able to
do one day once you get good at music or you might have even ruled them out
completely thinking you’re just not a creative person and I understand why
you’d think that way when you see people be creative in music it’s impressive and
it often does go hand in hand with instrument proficiency and advanced
skill levels but why do we pick up an instrument and start learning music in
the first place it’s to experience that sense of freedom and self-expression to
just play anything you want to and be part of the music you love so much do
you really have to study for years before you can get a taste of that we
get given drills and exercises and told to study other people’s music note by
note we’re told the things like playing by
ear and improvising either require talent or their advanced skills we’ll be
able to do one day if we just practice and practice it’s no wonder people get
bored frustrated and give up despite what traditional music education would
have you believe playing by ear improvising composing collaborating
these can all be part of your musical life from literally day one you can see
this just by handing a child an instrument do they sit there waiting
quietly for you to give them some sheet music to perform of course not
they dive straight in improvising and having firm sure what the music they
produce sounds a bit rough but clearly there’s a creativity there and a freedom
to play whatever they want to so what if those free expressive skills didn’t have
to just be an eventual destination that you hope to one day reach what if you
started creating in music right from the outset this is entirely possible and
actually incredibly instructive if you do it right those
creative musical activities aren’t an add-on or a distraction they can
actually be the vehicle through which you learn all that music has to offer
it’s never too late to start with this kind of creative practice and with the
right kind of training it doesn’t feel super advanced and intimidating in fact
it can be easy and fun so how do you do it by putting in place the foundation of
mental models we’re talking about in this Musicality Unleashed series the
foundation that’s probably been missing for you and which can empower you to
feel creative throughout your musical life. Hi my name is Christopher I’m the
founder of Musical U and I want to help you unleash your musicality over
the last 10 years we’ve helped over 1 million people to tap into their inner
natural musician and I’ve personally spoken with over a hundred of the
world’s leading musicality experts now I’m sharing the pivotal insights and
mindset shifts that we’ve learned are essential for you to remove the blocks
that have been holding you back this is Musicality Unleashed to get full
access to the entire video series plus a handy musical mindset cheat sheet to
help you put it all into practice visit musicalityunleashed.com or click the
link beside this video

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