It's a phrase that makes me smile. "I can't see the music."
No one can really SEE music, can they? Musicians always talk about printed notes as 'music'. But music is sound. You can't see it.
The other day I was working with the kids learning trumpet and trombone. I only had one sheet of music, and there were four trumpeters...and the sun was setting so the room was getting dark. As they leaned in to the page, one of them complained, "I can't see the music." I was happy. Many musicians here never learn to read a note of music. They never SEE a note at all. I'm glad these kids are learning to read.
I also worked with a couple of bass players this week who are reading music. What a delight to play a song with someone without having to help them memorize the changes!
I've been teaching regularly now since early October. I can see progress in the students who have been here regularly. It's a delight to see the growth.
Tuesday night I had a group of accomplished local players meet at the Teaching Center to plan rehearsals. They asked me to help them. The list of people studying here at the ASAPH Teaching Center continues to grow.
Glory To God!
Missionary in Haiti.