Watch Glenn Gould’s body language when he’s playing piano:
- he throws his hands up in the air
- he sways his head to-and-fro
- he looks like he’s muttering to himself
- he looks weird
And he’s brilliant!
I’m sure some people think he’s overly dramatic, even cartoonish, but Gould is smart enough – and self-aware enough – to know what makes him tick. And that’s all that matters! Keep this is mind when you get advice and criticism from others. Know yourself. Know your flow – what puts and keeps you in the zone.