Learning music is about playing music that was or is. Taking those chords, notes, shapes, melodies, rhythms and harmonies that every musician must and does and applying them in all of their mundane expressions. There is nothing new about a C chord, or a crotchet or a minor scale, yet it’s from these well worn ideas that come our greatest, freshest and newest ideas. It’s like we take what was, run it through our filter and create something new from these basic tools.
A hit song of tomorrow is being written right now from the place of a young musician tentatively grasping at their brothers ukulele or mum’s piano. Gently strumming the strings and pressing the keys the new musician feels the vibration, resonance and sound and takes that forward. It’s going to be a masterpiece one day. Today it’s one note.