On Jul 3, 2014, at 6:37 PM, Joe Niederberger <email@example.com> wrote:
> I listen to some of them and say they don't have enough rhythm. And so there's another imperfect analogy to explore. I mentioned that at the piano recital I just recently attended, not a single performer could play with convincing rhythm. Why is that? Because students haven't had enough time to develop rhythmic sensibilities? Of course not. Its because the teacher wants the correct notes above all else.
Isn?t this just the nature of learning to play these instruments? One must first master finger independence and coordination and *map* the keyboard sufficiently before they can then focus on the finer details of timing and velocity?