Kevin: Since beginning your course, friends of mine have gotten iPods, claiming that everyone needs them. I’ll point to my head and say “I’ve already got one”. This is true, as songs have become much more vivid in my imagination, so much that I can satiate my craving for a song by just thinking about it. Have you found this to be a normal occurance for people using your course?
Graham: Kevin, that’s hillarious! 🙂
But you’re absolutely right. Part of having AP or what I like to call “Absolute Sound” is that you can really learn to listen to your imagination in a new way. I believe that we all have masterpieces in the depths of our imagination that we tend to squelch. It’s a constant stream of music that we can tap into and if we have prepared the ear enough to translate what we hear, then we can compose great works of art.
Believe me, I love my iPod. But it’s really important for me to balance my listening to the outside (iPod) and listening to the inside (imagination).
Thanks for that great insight!