“To play without passion is inexcusable!”
The next time you see a live performance, see which performer moves you the most. After you notice this, try and analyze WHY. Was it the notes? The expression? The looks of a singer?
When listening to instrumental music, notice which player gets the biggest applause. This is an interesting exercise in perception. Sometimes a really flashy solo with lot’s of notes will grab you: technical expertise. More often than not, an emotion-packed solo will grab you because it’s filled with passion.
Gotta love music!