What is freedom in music? What are the links between freedom and mastery of the instrument?

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What is freedom in music? What are the links between freedom and mastery of the instrument?

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Freedom in music simply means the ability to play whatever it is you want to play. Mastery of your instrument allows for more options although I would point out that you only need enough technique to realize your ideas. Musicians with more technical options are not necessarily superior to those with less. It’s about your conception. My favorite musicians are the ones who make the most out of what they have, be they virtuoso or not. It takes imagination and soul to create. Technique serves this process but is not a substitute for it. 8 – Are you able to make a living from your music? Yes, I make a living playing the music I want to play, be it my own or as a sideperson with others. 9 – What would you like to do in the near future? And with whom? I would like to expand out from the niche of the jazz/improv music scene, but I’m not quite sure how. I’m not looking to change my music in order to find a larger audience, I am simply looking for ways to bring what I do to more people. I feel t