One of the playlists I have on my iPhone is classical music, and every once in a while I put it on. I find it relaxing, and I find myself being inspired by some of the great melodies that have been authored by great musicians in the past.
I was listening to a piece by Johann Bach, and this thought occurred to me: Bach heard this melody in his head long before he put it into sheet music. He heard the bass; he heard the treble; he heard the orchestra; he heard the melodies; he heard the recurring themes. He heard it in his head. But he didn’t leave it there. He shared it with the world. He shared it as a masterpiece. He put it down on sheet music.Continue