This year, 2019, marks the 50th anniversary of King Crimson’s groundbreaking song “21st Century Schizoid Man“.
Critics once reviled it, but now it is seen as the foundation of progressive rock and metal.
As an unabashed metalhead, I’ve thought about how the structure of progressive music is similar to the structure of Feldenkrais lessons. That is to say, progressive rock structures are like learning structures.
After reading the excellent two-part series on the song and the band in Rolling Stone Magazine, I was intrigued. I listened to the song again and thought, “yeah, that’s like a Feldenkrais lesson.” So I got into it more deeply and decided to create a tribute lesson to “21st Century Schizoid Man”.
You can learn more about the song, the structures, and my lesson here on my blog post.
So, enough about structure. What’s this lesson going to do for me?
- Clarify the hip joints
- Create ease in your neck and shoulders
- Integrate your head with your legs and pelvis