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Muhal Richard Abrams: “I’ve always had a kind of feeling that I could teach myself”

By Molly Sheridan

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“I came to a point where I wanted to be more technically enlightened about composing, so I started to study on my own,” says Muhal Richard Abrams. “I didn’t need the teacher. No disrespect to the teachers, it’s just my kind of feeling. I’ve always had a kind of feeling that I could teach myself if I could find the information somewhere because I had the patience to spend the time to try and learn it no matter how difficult the learning curve.”

Read a complete transcript on NewMusicBox: https://nmbx.newmusicusa.org/muhal-richard-abrams-think-all-focus-one/