How lazy have we become?
Instead of pushing a mower, we ride on a machine.
Instead of working for a million dollars, we try to win a million dollars.
Instead of rolling down a car window, we push a little black button.
Instead of playing new music, we download a new tune and listen to new music…
But that’s about to change…
Multi-platinum selling artist, Beck, is releasing his newest “album” as sheet music only. That’s right, no iTunes, no CD’s, no Top 40 Radio… simply sheet music.
And It’s Not For the Money
At least I assume it’s not for money. Certainly shunning radio and album sales for sheet music has got to hurt the bottom line. According to his website, Beck is releasing his new tunes as sheet music because in his words, “bringing the songs to life depends on you”.
YES! YES! YES!
That’s exactly what piano teachers have known for years. It is much more meaningful to play music than to simply listen to music. And now we have a major celebrity endorsing this philosophy. Not just endorsing… but forcing!
And maybe that’s what everyone needs… a little “star power” motivation to get them off the couch and into our piano studios.
At TeachPianoToday.com we have our own rockstar… his name is Fearless Fortissimo. And kids just love to bring his music to life. If you need to inspire, check out our piano book series, The Adventures of Fearless Fortissimo.