I’m an adult amateur pianist (50). I have been lucky enough to have the time to learn world music history and theory over the past 13 years. I was recently at Stratford International Railway Station London where i had some time on the pubic piano in the foyer. I have suffered much more than others with confidence, but luckily my positivity began to recognise some weaknesses i have, and also some of my positive aspects. I think my niche maybe in program music; i can improvise stuff in a rather random unordered expressive way, perhaps with a motif reoccurring at times.
I’m trying to work on those weaknesses, and i am curious if metered rhythm is a vital aspect of all musicianship. I know it’s vital in an ensemble dance music situation, but i wonder if there is a regular pulse to all natural regular earth bound life, albeit at different tempos e.g. the heart beat could be considered 1-2-1-2 etc.
Say you were lucky enough to be able to paint with music – people, events, places, etc? Should that have a regular pulse, differing tempos etc? Or is unordered perfectly fine as well?