School is great.
…but it won’t teach you everything.
Private lessons are awesome and downright necessary on your journey to becoming a better musician…yet that hour a week isn’t going to teach you every musical tidbit that you need to know.
You see a curious thing happens when you take music outside of the classroom, when you wander outside the safety of your private lessons and venture into the real world.
The moment you create music with other people and perform for an audience something subtle changes. Those notes on the page, those scales you memorized, and those fancy words that you use to describe them are suddenly transformed into something living.
No more sheet music and no more theory. What matters now is what you create with your instrument and the musicians around you – and this can be a wake up call.
But you already know this…
This time it’s for real
You’ve started a band with your friends.
You’ve sat in with some local musicians and you’ve called a tune at a jam session. You’re performing for a musical, for a church service or a wedding. You’ve found yourself on the spot and you have to play a solo without any music…
All eyes are on you, so you better not miss any notes!
In a matter of seconds you realize that performing music requires more than memorized facts. Suddenly you need to use the information you’ve learned in a creative and musical way and you don’t … Read More