Hal Galper - Time & Tone Price: $2.99

  • Genre: Jazz
  • Difficulty: Advanced
  • Instrument: Piano


In this lesson I make the distinction between "hearing" and "listening." Hearing is passive. We can hear without listening. Listening is active and focused. Most students are only hearing the sound of their instruments. "Deep Listening" a term created by Pauline Oliveros, is actively directing one's attention to what is heard.

Every musical instrument is a machine of one sort or another. And as such the risk is to use the machine to manipulate the sound of your instrument as opposed to using the sound of your instrument to manipulate the machine. It is a "sonic" approach to playing your instrument.