Wednesday, July 19, 2006
You can watch a violinist for twenty years but by doing so you won't be able to play a violin. Watching a painting demonstration won't teach you how to paint either. Don't kid yourself. Only picking up the bow or the brush can anyone become a musician or an artist. There is a place for seeing how things are done but too many people use it as a lazy substitute for doing it themselves and finding their own way. It satisfies a need, can give some motivation, but it won't really do much else. There is no substitute for doing.