The Dreams of a Wannabe Pianist
I never consider myself a ‘real’ pianist. I dunno, maybe it’s a lack of self-confidence. Maybe it’s just that I listen to concert pianists and jazz pianists who are at the upper echelons of performance.
I mean, I have an above-average ear and all, but I always think that I need to take it to the next level.
Well, today I had a nice woodshedding session on the grand piano today, and I also had a really good piano gig today at my usual Wednesday gig. I felt like I was ‘in the zone’, more than I usually am. So it was a great feeling.
But, I always think I need to take it to the next level.
Which is good because I don’t get big-headed or full of myself that I’m this great musician.
But at the same time, I know that there will always be other pianists who are technically and emotionally more brilliant than I am.
I think that what will set me apart is my ability to put ‘my own personality and interpretation’ into each song, and make it mine.
And that’s the only way any artist can stand out.