Reflections: Creative Listening
It’s a delight to hear a beautiful melody clothed in harmony. Each person responds to music in his or her unique way. Here’s something I invite you to consider. First, listen and let your mind and imagination wander or wonder. I enjoy linking sound and sight, observing the rise and fall of the melodic line. A listener who is familiar with chords might enjoy the second version that includes the notation of the chords. Other responses to the music might include contemplation, prayer, creative body movement, the recall of pleasant memories, or finding words to describe your thoughts and feelings as you listen.