Musicianship or techniques, which one’s more important?

Pure Musician

When we start to learn an instrument, we have to learn many different skills and techniques. It’s a challenging experience, sometimes it’s fun but sometimes it could be frustrating. But it’s a long journey that can help us discover more about ourselves and the world around us, in a way quite different from any other journey.

Learning an instrument can teach us to be more patient, persistent, and hardworking – and also help us express ourselves better. Performing music can teach us to ignore some mistakes, to stay in the moment, to look forward, to listen to ourselves, to learn from mistakes and more… it can also change our feelings and emotions or mood, shape our thoughts and ultimately behavior for better or worse, based on the music that we listen to or play.

As we are trying to learn about the instrument, chords, scales and other techniques – we…

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About Eva Blaskovic

I am a multi-genre author of literary fiction, fantasy, and paranormal, and writer of non-fiction articles on parenting, writing, education, health, and travel. My background encompasses both the sciences and the arts. I teach at a specialized clinic for learning disorders and mentor young authors. In addition to writing and teaching, my passions are weather, Indian food, gardening, and music. I have played eight musical instruments and spent many years immersed in taekwondo and karate. In my youth, I was an avid canoeist. I was born in Prague, Czech Republic, grew up in the Great Lakes region of Ontario, Canada, and moved to Alberta in 1988, where I raised four children.
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