It is fascinating to teach an adult who is intent on getting to the music part, as she puts it.  Today we spent time working on time.
Musicians experience time in many dimensions at once: the longer duration, usually the phrase, sometimes longer; the minuscule fleeting nano-second during which vibrations jostle every nerve ending calling for myriad decisions before the next pitch sounds; and the normal musical time to which you, the listener, might be tempted to tap your foot.
The better the player the less tempted you will be.
It is difficult to keep track of all three levels at once; musicians practice doing so, and it takes years.  
Time well spent.


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