Intermède : Music as a language, Victor Wooten

Victor Wooten, TED-Ed 4:59, Subtitles available in 20 languages,

As baby learning to talk :

  • We hear talking all day long
  • We have the right to do mistakes, we embrace mistakes
  • We practice with professionals (not with other babies), it is called “jamming with professionals”
  • We play more than we practice
  • We talk before we write or read
  • We give meaning to what we say

Music should be learnt the same way. The music comes from the musician, not the instrument, and you’d better have something to say …