Sunday, September 29, 2013
By the way, a great sound is a nice flub-eraser at auditions. If the audition committee likes the way you play, they are likely to excuse a clip or two. A great tone just might cancel some inaccuracies if they had to choose one over the other. So you might as well keep a good sharp focus on your tone in daily practice. Prepare to be noticed and remembered for your sound.
A great sound is not enough however. It must be accompanied by great musicianship and style. These compliment each other. A great sound with no direction or purpose is boring. Our goal is to project the appropriate style with a distinctive and captivating sound. Opera singers plunge into their roles with an abundance of drama. Why not be that opera singer every time you play? Command the attention of a large audience. Sound quality and extraordinary musicianship matter.
Note: Great tone does not just equal high decibels. A great sound should happen in all dynamics. The bullets for today are TONE and MESSAGE.