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10 Ways To Make Your Interpretations Come Alive
Published: 9 August, 2014

…and make them personal

1
Consider the style and period of the music.

2
Discover the life, times and personality of the composer.

3
Discover specific comments (if any) by the composer or his contemporaries about the work.

4
Consider the general mood of the work.

5
Consider the specific mood of each phrase to give them character and meaning.

6
Consider the rhythmic shape of the work and of each phrase.

7
Consider the shape and form of the melody.

8
Consider the harmonic sequence.

9
Consider the interaction between melody and harmony.

10
Listen to other interpretations. Appreciate them and forget them. Now do your own thing.

9th August, Hitchin, UK

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