I’m guessing you’ve heard of Miles Davis.
And you probably know Louis Armstrong and have listened to Charlie Parker and John Coltrane.
But have you ever stopped and wondered why you, sitting here in 2015, know these names?
Some of these masters have been gone for 40 years and some of these records are nearly 80 years old. So why are we still listening?
And why does an album like Kind of Blue become the best selling jazz album of all time?
There must be a mystery ingredient that makes some players or albums stand the test of time and become household names, while others are lost to obscurity, failing to connect with a wider audience.
While these musical masters couldn’t predict the future, they did have something in common. In fact they all shared some very specific qualities that allowed their music to travel the world and endure for years.
What’s more, these qualities are true of great people in various fields of work and these principles can be applied to more than just music.
So take note and pay attention to the greatest improvisers, if you’d like to share your music with more people and you’d like to reach a new level of artistry, learn these 7 lessons well.
1) Connect with your audience in a meaningful way
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