Monday, July 15, 2013

VOQOTD: Q & A with Jim Black

Are you always in control?

>That’s a great question:)))

— Interview question by Sergio, from Black's site.

OK, a little more:

“[D]rums and guitar suffer from serious technical sportsperson-like abuse, which can be fun, of course, but that has nothing to do with what I consider music. The technique only is there to serve the bigger musical picture – again, sounds pretty damn obvious but genius technique is the kiss of death to most students until they go through an identity crisis when they realize they are not hearing a note of what they play (a great realization actually), then they find the what and the why of their music. That’s all I am trying to do as well, and everyday I ask myself those questions, which is my form of self teaching/realization.”

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