Why Play Classical Music?

Hi everyone. Some of you have been contacting me asking why classical music is even necessary. Since my musical background began with playing this genre, I thought it appropriate to discuss why playing this centuries-old genre is important. So, here goes…

Improves Focus

Musicians must stay focused when playing classical music. With all the factors involved in successfully playing this genre, it is far too easy to miss things. To say classical composers are focused, is an understatement.

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Improves Counting Skills
As frustrating as it may be, classical composers are forever and a day challenging musician’s counting abilities. Musicians must keep track of extensive measures of rest, how many beats are in a measure, and start all over if need be.

If you don’t believe me, next orchestral performance you attend – look at how discreetly some of the musicians will be counting on their fingers. That’s why their expressions are so blank. They are concentrating and counting.

Teaches Honing Abilities
Many classical composers “stole” from each other. Only this was done in a non-threatening, sharing manner. Throughout pieces, listeners will catch a “clip” that sounds familiar. It increases listener’s attention while also stirring “where do I know that from” thoughts. Fun and challenging…

Improves Listening Skills
Classical music develops, and improves, listening skills. Different instruments come into play, either individually or collaborately. Listeners will start to recognize how a violin differs from a viola, cello from a bass, and flute from a piccolo.

Enhances Musical Appreciation
Once a musician plays a classical music composition, thoughts of “how”, “why”, and “what about” come into play. Suddenly, different parts of music start to make sense. It’s a very interesting area – in my opinion.

Improves Technical Ability
This goes without saying. Classical compositions are known for fast trills, sixteenth notes, and other similar notations that keep a musician’s fingers and embouchure moving.

Puts To Life Practice Sessions

So many times when learning to play an instrument, practice sessions seem mind-bogging, frustrating, and boring. Thoughts of “why bother?” come to mind. Playing scales was the foundation for learning to play my flute. Why? These delights are found throughout all musical compositions.

Practicing scales pays off in so many ways.

Well, that’s about it for now. Hope this has been an insightful piece for you from someone who is a classically-trained musician.

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Memorable Tom Petty Quotes To Pay Tribute

Hi everyone. As many of you are, I am heartbroken by the death of Tom Petty. He has always been one of my favorites, both music-wise and personality-wise. He was a man of principles, who stood up to the music industry. I believe it is appropriate to share some Tom Petty quotes to pay tribute. Enjoy…

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Music is probably the only real magic I have encountered in my life. There’s not some trick involved with it. It’s pure and it’s real. It moves, it heals, it communicates and does all these incredible things. – Tom Petty

Do something you really like, and hopefully it pays the rent. As far as I’m concerned, that’s success.

Most things I worry about never happen anyway.

When I decided to be a musician I reckoned that that was going to be the way of less profit, less money. I was sort of giving up the idea of making a lot of money. It was what I loved to do. I would have done it anyway. If I’d had to work at Taco Bell I’d have still been out at night trying to play music.

I developed a problem with authority. Any time that authority was what I interpreted as being unjust, I stood up to it, and that became my personality.

It’s funny how the music industry is enraged about the Internet and the way things are copied without being paid for. But you know why people steal the music? Because they can’t afford the music.

I would never put my songs in a commercial.

I’ve never had any idea that what I like would resonate with the audience, and I’m pleasantly surprised when it does.
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His live performances were vibrant, interactive, and mesmerizing. I am very grateful for having witnessed this remarkable performer in action. He was rock and roll at its best. Memorable…

My mere words do not do him justice. Thank you, Tom Petty. Rest In Peace..

For poignant tributes to this phenomenal, one-of-a-kind human being who has touched so many…please visit his website at
Tom Petty website

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NOTE: Marie’s Flute is maintained/updated by Marie Buckner, a flutist. She enjoys combining writing and music to help enlighten others. Contact her if you are ever interested in impressing your guests with live entertainment at weddings, children parties, teas, private celebrations, and/or other events.