6. We played the same music but our styles didn't match

6. We played the same music but our styles didn't match

CultureVulture ? 4 years ago

During the festival each #band joined with another #symphony, and all five hundred were to play one piece together during the finale. 

The Americans and #Japanese were partners. 

Our Japanese counterparts were technically brilliant. Fingers flew over the keys. Embouchers didn't relax a bit as we played for hours. No squeaking from the clarinets for once.

Being so close to other musicians playing the same #musical pieces we'd been practicing for months was eye opening.

Many of my bandmates noticed how our styles didn't match. The Japanese were more regimented than emotive. Was #creative interpretation not part of playing this #music as our conductor had told us?

Was the difference in style down to #training, or a conscious choice?

I wondered this too, when they crowded in our #practice room doorway to listen to Chad's improv sessions.  

#teens #students 

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