michael sam wild Posted December 2, 2009 Share Posted December 2, 2009 I've just been reading some extracts of a book The Master and his Emmisary by Ian McGilchrist (Yale UP 2009)I may get it for Christmas He is saying that the Right Brain controls the emotional and intuitive elemenst of life and the left Brain executes what is needed to make things happen including control of the Right hand. He also thinks the left brainers are taking us in the wrong direction because of the technology that is racing away. Does anyone think this could be relevant to our little two handed instrument and its playing? I commented elesewhere about a workshop at the ICA AGM last month where Sylvia Needham and Keith Kendrick were teaching playing by ear. Thery said that they'd read or been told that learning by ear was controlled by the Right Brain and dot reading by the left brain. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
Join the conversation
You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.