phrasing and timing rubbing off

In a message dated 5/28/03 11:10:47 PM Eastern Daylight Time, 
wbradley@xxxxxxxxxx writes:

> Prez was the king of phrasing.  He had this way of dropping into the 
> pocket and coming out with the most incredible phrases - every note and 
> every space between notes loaded with feeling.
> I figure if I listen to him enough, maybe some of that amazing sense of 
> phrasing and timing will rub off on me.

This is a good point.

By repeated listening, you are subtly reprogramming the musical "synapses" of 
your brain. This stuff does stick after a while.

I've assigned homework to students that consisted of nothing more than 
listening to the same CD (non Harmonica) every night for a week while falling 

Much musical sensibility can be directly learned without using words to 

The Iceman

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