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I’m a musician, both by training, and often by how I think. My life has a soundtrack, both of music and non-music, and there are a lot of things that I find in music that apply to everyday living. One of those things is concerto living.
Structure of a Concerto
A concerto is a form of music that was popular during the Baroque era (approximately 1600 to 1750 CE; think Bach and sons). It was usually written for a solo instrument with the backing of a group, and usually consisted of three separate parts or movements.
(I find the term “movement” fascinating, because it so aptly describes what music is: an experience the performer and listener go through together, moving through time.)
In a concerto, the movements are generally different speeds, as well as different keys, producing a different type of mood.
It is helpful to me to remember that my life can be seen like a concerto. There are periods of happy music, mixed with different moods and tempos. Sometimes the music is turbulent, sometimes frantic. Other times it is peaceful and bucolic.
2009 was a slow and calm year for me. Will 2010 show the end of that movement? Or will I continue on in the same slow and pastoral pace and tone?
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