My friend, Michael, just shared this with me. . .he's writing an essay on the the Stones circa 1978 Some Girls era. . .ENJOY!
Friday, November 4, 2011
I sometimes forget when I start to spin out of control with too much of everything, that the Hanon book of scales and exercises is the best meditation to calm me down, and reinspire me to again take up the daily practice of PIANO - the truest form of meditation i know of.
Today I tried, before even turning on the computer (that procrastinating electronic time suck of trouble shooting inertia) to sit down at the Yamaha P80, plug it into the stereo, turn it on, and start at exercise one at the slowest metronomic speed recommended (60 bps). Since it was early, my fingers were stiff, but soon, they were working nimbly, yet slow, and the speed of the exercise was perfect to let my mind dribble over thoughts regarding what I am doing and want to do right now with my music.
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