I like this thread. I play the piano.. for the few months or so rather obsessively practicing at least several hours weekdays and around six or more on weekends. When I'm not practicing at the piano I'm often going over music in my head. I started learning piano in 8th grade because I could hear music in my head and wanted a way to get it out. Now as a much more accomplished pianist I still have little ability to express that music, but I feel like I'm get closer as I learn more about composing and improv and just develop a better ear for music in general. A big hurdle I just got over was the realization that music is not at all about its complexity but just the sound and emotion. That has helped me immensely in beginning to let the music finally break out of my mind. The more I learn the more I'm in awe of what our brains are capable of.
Edited by Sentient - 1/16/12 at 1:11pm