Benefits of free improvisation & intuitive playing of tongue drum & handpan
Are you a curious being who loves to explore endless possibilities of music? If so, you may have heard about the concept of ”free improvisation” or “intuitive playing”. In this article, we’ll immerse into the world of improvisation and intuitive playing for tongue drum and handpan players and explore many benefits it can bring to your musical path.
FREE IMPROV = FREE EXPRESSION
Free improvisation is all about diving into your inner creative flow and expressing yourself freely through your musical instrument, without being restricted by fixed rules or sheet music. It’s about listening to your intuition, your feelings and, of course, rhythms that come from within, and letting them guide your playing. It’s like painting, but with sound, where you become the artist and your musical instrument becomes canvas. What a delightfull image, right?
IMPROV/-EMENT OF CREATIVITY
One of the most important advantages of free improvisation is the improvement of creativity. When you let go of the need for structure and let your emotions and intuition guide your playing, you open up a world of possibilities for creating original and unique melodies, rhythms, and patterns. You become the composer of your own music and your tongue drum or handpan becomes an extension of your feelings or thoughts. This sense of creative freedom allows you to express yourself in ways you never imagined before and it can give rise to creation of heartfelt music that resonates with others.
CONNECTING TO MUSIC
Intuitive playing also allows you to communicate your emotions and experiences through your own music in a subtle way. When you play intuitively on your tongue drum or handpan, you’re not just striking notes, but you’re also infusing your playing with your own emotions, memories and stories. Your musical instrument creates a deep connection between you and your music. This emotional connection can be felt by your audience and it can create powerful and moving musical experiences that touch hearts and souls of those who listen.
Another benefit of intuitive playing of musical instruments is that it increases your improvisational skills. When you free yourself from solid patterns or predetermined melodies, you become more attuned to the music in the moment. You learn to listen carefully to the rhythms, sounds and finesses of instrument and you’re able to respond spontaneously with your own rhythms and melodies. This ability to improvise is essential for tongue drum and handpan musicians who want to participate in jam sessions, collaborations or live performances, where you need to be able to adapt and respond to the music and musicians around you.
NEW LEVEL OF PLAYING
Improv playing on instruments also deepens your understanding of rhythms and tunings. When you rely on your ears and ”guts” to guide your playing, you develop a sharp rhythmic ear and a heightened sense of tonality. You become more aware of the subtle finesses of your tongue drum or your handpan, such as tone, resonance and harmonics. Also, you learn to play with greater sensitivity and expressiveness. All of this elevates your playing to a whole new level.
Improvised playing of handpan or tongue drum also brings a sense of freedom and joy to the music-making process. When you allow yourself to play freely, you let go of pressure of sheet music and rules and you connect with pure essence of music as a form of self-expression. You become one with your instrument and you experience a sense of liberation and fulfillment that is hard to match in any other activity. It’s a path of self-discovery.
UNLOCK THE BEST WITH INTUITIVE PLAYING
In conclusion, intuitive playing is a powerful approach to play instrument and it can transform your musical experience in so many ways. It enhances your inspiration, emotional expression, improvisational skills, rhythmic and tonal awareness. It delivers sense of freedom, joy and self-discovery to your music-making process. So, if you or your children are in love with tongue drum or handpan, don’t be afraid to let go of written rules and structure and embrace the intuitive approach. Let your inner creative flow pilot your playing and unlock endless potential of your music.
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WHAT DO I GET WITH PRIMAL DRUM?
– quality carrying bag.
– 1 hour of Primal drum lesson (online or in live),
– 2 special playing sticks with rubber balls on top,
– hand-embroidered protective ornament (“braid”) around the hoop of the instrument,
– built-in LED light for night atmosphere (see pictures), choose warm white color OR multicolor; batteries come included.
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