The creative process

Feeling a bond with your instrument

“Research in Finland has uncovered the benefits of feeling a bond with your instrument. 51 per cent of musicians surveyed reported that they were united with my instrument/voice during performance that there is no difference between us. When this bond is complete, performers may enter in a state of intense concentration, causing them to lose track of time during performance.”

Tom Jacobs, “The Benefits of Bonding with a Musical Instrument”, Pacific Standard. Accessed 17 December 2012.



By Greg

Australian composer and pianist