Tuesday, March 22, 2011


"Music...can at the same time belong to the patient's world and be part of reality perceived by the senses of hearing, seeing, and touching." (Alvin, 1966, p. 138)

Audible, visual, tangible thoughts. =) I love music.

I love the smile on his face as he plays. =) I hope to someday play and improvise with the same freedom, and the same lack of fear. Let my joy show. Allow myself to feel joy. =)


Tori said...

I really don't think that was pure improvisation... I mean, that was Robin Williams... I think it was kinda set up. Right? Very cool, though. :)

Aliandria said...

This definitely wasn't actual pure improvisation. It's from an awesome movie called "August Rush." So the actor isn't improvising, but his character is. In the movie, the boy is named August and he is a musical prodigy, and this is his first time ever seeing a guitar. He does a great job of acting/showing the joy that can come from pure improvisation though. And improv is possible and enjoyable for everyone, not just the prodigies. =) It's a huge part of Music Therapy.

Bonnie said...

Made me think of Joshy and his new found love of playing the piano. It's the first thing he wants to do when he gets home and can play for hours. A prodigy maybe???

Aliandria said...

He could definitely be a prodigy. =) Right now he is only focusing on Performance, and not on Improvisation, as far as I can tell. Not that any of the domains (Performance, Composing, Improvisation, and Listening) are necessarily more important than another. I bet when he gets even better at the piano he'll experiment more and more. I'm excited to see what happens. =) I'm so happy that he loves it so much!