Pause • Reflect • Sundays on Pianodao
Written by ANDREW EALES
In this week’s Fermata post, I want to address our need for a balanced approach to our piano practice and playing. But first, let’s take a step back and consider some more universal principles.
It seems to be our Western way of thinking to categorise and put everything in separate boxes. We are not always so adept at making connections. We explain our world using artificial constructs that polarise, and that fixate on opposites. We speak of good and evil, black and white, hard and soft, male and female, hot and cold, fortissimo and pianissimo, night and day.
We may think that these opposites are mutually exclusive, but our experience of the world around us teaches a different lesson.
Just as positive and negative ions charge the air we breathe, so too energy, movement and a living narrative are all impossible without the interaction of opposing forces.Continue reading Avoiding Excess, Cultivating Balance