Tuesday, February 2

Music, painting and photography - music power

I am learning to play guitar from the first lesson. The tip of the left fingers aches and you have to exercise to create callus and it is strange to start losing sensibility and the muscles of the left hand have to adjust itself to make the chords. It is a little bit boring at the beginning since you have to learn to change from one chord to another quickly and do it as faster as possible. But if you keep thinking in the future when this phase is over and you will finally be able to have the music in your mind and the positions of your hands at the guitar together you keep going. I was thinking about putting some paintings of guitar players showing different kinds of feeling portrayed by the artist that makes me think about the different emotions music can trigger but came across with this photograph by James O'Donnell and though that it was a great combination of three arts. I remembered of what Picasso used to say about the geniality and inspiration myth:
"Inspiration does exist, but it must find you working." "There are painters who transform the sun to a yellow spot, but there are others who with the help of their art and their intelligence, transform a yellow spot into the sun."
And the famous Thomas Edison quotation:
“Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration.”
I will go back to practice. Maybe next year I will be able to play something easy of one of many musicians I like. An amazing fact about people who play an instrument is that it is the last memory a person who suffers Alzheimer lose. They forget their parents but for a long period can play. This is something special about the musical language. Music unites people. This is a great achievement.


Sandee said...

Those who work hard achieve their goals and those that don't whine about it. I'm glad you are clear on the perspiration part. It is so very true.

Have a terrific day Ana. Big hug. :)

DB said...

Thank you for this entry Ana. It's good to be reminded of what art and inspiration is all about


Ana said...

Thank you DB and Sandee!