Inspired Accidents - Spontaneous Invention in Musical Performance (Master Teacher Column)

Author(s): 
Michael R. Rogers
Volume: 
21
Year: 
2007
Material: 
Abstract: 

Even when conventionally appropriate phrasing and shaping are heard in a musical rendition, intangibles can seem missing. To distinguish not just between "the musical" and "the unmusical" but also between "the musical" and "the ultramusical" and to inquire why these magical elements - these uncanny "X-factors" - re present or absent in a performance seem among the most burning questions of music study and theoretical training. To assist my investigation, I have constructed a "Communication Chain for Musical Performance."