In this episode we discuss one of Kodály’s most famous quotes about the developing musician. We also play a few games, introduce ourselves and share some joyful moments.
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“The characteristics of a good musician can be summarized as follows: 1. A well-trained ear. 2. A well-trained intelligence. 3. A well-trained heart. 4. A well-trained hand. All four must develop together, in constant equilibrium. As soon as one lags behind or rushes ahead, there is something wrong. So far most of you have met only the requirement of the fourth point: the training of your fingers has left the rest far behind. You would have achieved the same results more quickly and easily, however, if your training in the other three had kept pace.”
Music in this podcast episode comes from my good friend, Mark Kroos. He is an amazing guitarist and arranger. I have had him come to my school and play for the students and staff, we all came away inspired and ready to rock! Please check out his website, buy his tracks, and get him to come to your schools!
Thank you, Jordan