Saturday, June 5, 2021

SING BUZZ PLAY Transcending the mindless brass tube in your hands with the musical sound you hear in your mind.


THE MUSIC FLOWS POWERFULLY AND FREELY LIKE A RIVER FROM THE MOUNTAINS OF THE MIND TO THE AUDIENCE OF THE SEA. THE INSTRUMENT IS ONLY A MINDLESS  BRASS TUBE BETWEEN THE TWO. THE MUSIC TELLS US EVERYTHING WE NEED TO KNOW.

WE LIVE IN TWO DIFFERENT WORLDS. 

THE EXTERNAL UNIVERSE OUTSIDE OUR BODIES AND THE INTERNAL UNIVERSE WITHIN OUR BODIES. WE CAN HAVE VIVID MINDFUL AWARENESS OF THE EXTERNAL WORLD BUT THE MIND'S AWARENESS OF THE INTERNAL WORLD IS SOMEWHAT LIMITED AND VAGUE. THE POWERFUL SUBCONSCIOUS BRAIN CAN HAVE A VIVID AWARENESS OF BOTH WORLDS.

SENSORY AWARENESS IS INPUT OF INFORMATION FROM THE EXTERNAL WORLD TO THE BRAIN VIA THE FIVE SENSES; SIGHT, SOUND, FEEL, SMELL, TASTE. THE INFORMATION FROM THE SENSES IS PRIORITIZED BY THE BRAIN IN THAT ORDER.

Unfortunately we all eventually learn that the information received from the senses diminishes with age and the brain's ability to process the information diminishes as well. SENSORY AWARENESS is both a function of conscious mindfulness and subconscious brain reactiveness. 

THE CONSCIOUS INTELLECTUAL MIND vs. THE SUBCONSCIOUS REACTIVE BRAIN

Human intellect is a powerful force in the universe, but it's weak and ineffective if there isn't a symbiotic relationship between the MIND and BRAIN. The vivid imagination of the Mind is a powerful gateway of influence for the reactive function of the Brain. A powerful reactive brain exists in all creatures of the animal world and insects. All brains maintains internal life function and motivate incredible levels of external motor skill. A flee can fly with almost no intellectual capacity whatsoever. Could it fly if a high level of conscious intellect was required to motivate the complex motor function required? Absolutely not! The insect's lack of intellectual capacity is what gives it the freedom to fly or live! The incredibly complex motor skills required for flight or life support are far beyond the intellectual capacity of any mind. 

THE MIND VISUALIZES A PICTURE OF AN ACCOMPLISHMENT BUT THE BRAIN PAINTS IT ON THE CANVAS. WE MUST NOT REVERSE THE ROLES BECAUSE THAT WILL CAUSE A PARALYZING AND UNCOMFORTABLE ANTAGONISTIC RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THE TWO.

The most important complex function of the brain is to maintain internal life support. The subconscious brain has a vivid powerful awareness and control of the internal universe of the body. The conscious mind has very little internal awareness unless something goes wrong resulting in physical pain, emotional discomfort or malfunction of motor skills (paralysis or involuntary). The mighty brain is in complete control of the internal function of the body even when the mind is sleeping or even under anesthesia. The intellectual mind can rest without any concern that the brain will take the day off from it's most important job of keeping the body alive. 

WHAT HAPPENS WHEN WE ATTEMPT TO REVERSE THE ROLES OF THE MIND AND BRAIN?  THE SUBSTITUTION OF WEAKNESS FOR STRENGTH ALWAYS RESULTS IN AN ANTAGONISTIC RELATIONSHIP MOTIVATING DISFUNTION, PARALYSIS AND FAILURE.

We must have the courage to create music the same way we do everything else in everyday life. The skill of walking or talking is not an intellectual endeavor. However, knowing where we want to walk and what we want to say is a requirement conscious intellect. We can walk and talk very effectively if we allow the power of the subconscious brain to motivate the extremely complex motor function required to function. 

Arnold Jacobs
You can be as intellectual about your understanding and awareness of the music as you want. But you must not be intellectual about how to produce it. I want you to have the mind of a child. 
Don't be a great thinker. Be an effective doer.

WE LIVE IN TWO DIFFERENT WORLDS BUT THEY ARE JOINED BY A ONE WAY STREET.

The brain is very effective at sending and receiving information to and from the external and internal worlds. But it's somewhat ineffective doing both at the same time. Water flows freely in either direction through a garden hose but it cannot flow in two directions at the same time. 

WE CANNOT ATTEMPT TO SIMULTANEOUSLY THINK ABOUT WHAT WORDS TO SAY AND MECHANICALLY HOW TO SAY THEM OR WE WILL BE MUTE.

THE SUBCONSCIOUS FUNCTIONAL BRAIN WILL RESPOND FAITHFULLY AND POWERFULLY TO THE CONSCIOUS AWARENESS OF THE MUSICAL MIND. WHEN THE MUSICAL AWARENESS OF THE MIND IS VAGUE OR NONEXISTANT, THE RESPONSE OF THE BRAIN WILL BE MOTIVATED BY THE SENSE OF FEEL RATHER THAN SOUND.

FEEL AND FAIL ARE FOUR LETTER WORDS TO A BRASS PLAYER (MUSICIAN).

Attempting to motivate the complex motor skills required to create sound with the weak awareness of feel is like trying to drain the water out of a swimming pool with a straw.  

THE SYMBIOTIC RELATIONSHIP OF THE MIND, BRAIN AND BODY 
The components of this formula cannot be rearranged!

MUSICAL AWARENESS (MIND) + 
MENTAL COMMITMENT (MIND) = 
PHYSICAL EXECUTION (BRAIN AND BODY)

ARNOLD JACOBS
I sing the notes in my head as I play them. It doesn't matter how my lip feels or how I feel.

THE THINK SYSTEM from THE MUSIC MAN by MEREDITH WILLISON
You only have to think the tune to have it come out perfectly clear.

ADOLPH HERSETH
Think sound not mechanics.

ESTEBAN BATALLIAN
It's not about the trumpet. It's about the music.

MATE BORZSONI
It's really just mouthpiece playing.

SERGIO CAROLINO
MIND vs. METAL

ERIC HYLANDER
It is not possible to sit on the stage and in the audience at the same time.

THE SECRET OF THE AGES by ROBERT COLLIER
You have a magnet in your subconscious mind that will draw you to anything right you may wish for.

ROGER ROCCO
Students practice, Professionals perform
Sound Motivates Function
Our motors operate on DIRECT CURRENT only.
There is no reason for your success or failure other than your State of Mind.
There is a thin line between SUCCESS AND FAILURE. 
SUCCESS=SINGING. Playing by Sound Awareness to motivate physical execution.
FAILURE=FEEL, Playing by weak ineffective sensory input that motivates paralysis.
We must be musicians first and instrumentalists second.
FOCAL DYSTONIA is a treatable symptom not an incurable disease.
It's Just The Singing!

HOW FORTUNATE WE ARE TO HAVE GREAT MUSIC IN OUR LIVES!