Diving by heart into the music (2017)

Joosep Ahun
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Name: Joosep Ahun Main Subject: Viola Research Supervisor: Liesbeth Ackermans Title of Research: Diving by heart into the music Research Question: How can different analyses make me more aware and make playing by heart easier? Summary of Results: The central focus of this research has been how finding different ways to dive into the music makes playing by heart easier. To achieve that, different analyses are created, which every musician can use to increase awareness of the music on a deeper level. The analyses will create different layers of knowing the piece and by that it will ease the studying process of learning music by heart. After a short introduction of the source of the problem of playing by heart, the research considers how memory is created and looks into the possibility of the use of mind palace technique in combination with music making. Based on experiences with other repertoire, different ways of analysing are created. A case-study with George Enescu’s ‘Konzertstück’ is provided and there is outcome on how working in this way positively connects with playing by heart. Guidelines are offered, where colleagues can find several questions they can ask themselves while studying music and suggestions are given on how to work in this way. Hopefully the outcome of the research will show a method to overcome memory difficulties by diving into the heart of the music. Biography: Joosep Ahun, born 1989 in Tallinn, Estonia, started his music studies at the age of 7 in Tallinn Music High School. In 2014 he optained his Bachelor degree in Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre and from 2015 he started his Masters studies under Mikhail Zemtsov in Royal Conservatory in The Hague. High interest in orchestra playing has lead him to play in top youth orchestras in Europe, which are European Union Youth Orchestra and Gustav Mahler Youth Orchestra. He has also played in Tallinn Chamber Orchestra and Estonian National Symphony Orchestra. Currently he is in the academy of The Hague Philharmonie.
typeresearch exposition
keywordsbrain, memorizing
last modified16/11/2017
statuslimited publication
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