The One-Buttock Musician

Benjamin Zander has some fresh things to say about how to make good music.

In this video, he tells us all about:

  • Musical Gestures
  • Drama Through Dissonance & Consonance
  • Reduction of Impulses
  • No One Is Tone-Deaf, and most importantly:
  • One-Buttock Playing

This is the level of artistic abstraction that all creative people should be functioning on. Notice that it’s not about finger exercises, fancy equipment, or social media marketing. It’s about using your chosen art form to tell a great story.


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4 Responses to “The One-Buttock Musician”

  1. Eman Laerton went to the beach and complained:

    Dope.

  2. Carl King went to the beach and complained:

    Who are you calling a dope?

  3. Christopher went to the beach and complained:

    This guy is talking (in an informal manner) about Schekerian analysis.

  4. Christopher went to the beach and complained:

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