Tuesday, January 23, 2007
On Wrong Notes - or Not!

If you hit a note that you perceive to be wrong, DON'T make a face or a groan, but ask yourself: can I roll with this and get to another spot that DOES work?

Usually when you play a note that just plain sounds awful, it's because it is too close to a stronger more important note. So, when you play such a note, the safest place to go NEXT is to a note that is right next to the bad note you played (this assumes that the kalimba and your partners are in the same key - if not, all bets are off).

A very important thing is to have faith that there is a path which is accessible to you. There is an easy way through the music that will work and will be beautiful, and it is your task to find it.