Music is painted upon a canvas of silence.
Mozart said ‘rests are just as important as notes, silence is the greatest effect in music’.
The virtuoso, whose existence depends on moving great audiences knows that a skillfully placed rest or perhaps a grand pause knows that rests and pauses are of vital importance in a performance. Often times the effect of the pauses in the music is greater than the notes. They serve to attract and prepare the mind and can have a powerful effect in your performances.
Poise, in music is often largely a matter of the correct observance of the full value of rests. The composer in creating the composition did so with a very distinct sound in mind. The balance and symmetry of sound or notes and then pauses. So take time to breath in your performances, take a breath between the phrases and be sure to always observe the full value of the rests in a composition.
To improve the artistry in your piano performances please contact us for piano lessons and learn the finer details of making art on the piano not just playing notes.
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