Thursday, September 01, 2005

Impulse: Learn from the master

Impulse: Learn from the master: "Learn from the master
July 29, 2005
You see them in every major museum in the world. They stand in clusters surrounding a statue, or sit cross-legged on the floor before a painting: art students carefully recreating a piece of art in their sketchbook. Meanwhile in a suburban garage, a teenage guitarist listens to the same damn song over and over until he can play along, mimicking the recording's every riff. Downtown, a saxophonist shadowboxes with Coltrane. Ambitious people imitating master artists in the hopes of furthering their craft. Musicians and painters have been doing this for centuries. I think imitation is a great learning technique; one that can be applied to any creative field."

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