One Buttock Phrasing
Benjamin Zander is a leading interpreter of Mahler and Beethoven. Widely known for his charisma and amazing energy – and his brilliant pre-concert talks – he has an infectious passion for music that I hope you will find both moving and engaging.
Watch from 1:15 when he talks about the seven-year-old pianist.
The key is how the 11-year-old pianist has just one impulse per phrase …
How can we be ‘one-buttock’ saxophonists?
Consider what Benjamin says in this video:
- Everyone has a fantastic ear
- No one is tone deaf
- Different combinations of notes – in all parts of the world, and in every kind of music – have the same power to change our mood.