Think about this for a moment. Your favorite musicians.
Each and every one of them started at the bottom. Every single one of them began without any musical knowledge or technique on their instrument. And all of them toiled for years before anyone knew their names.
It’s hard to imagine now listening to their records and reading about their musical accomplishments…
But in the beginning they had to start with their first notes. They listened intently to the records of their heroes and wondered in disbelief “#$@*!, how am I ever going to play like that?” They had to go into the practice room everyday and do their best to improve.
And the truth is, you’re no different.
Learning to improvise is a challenge
There’s no way around it.
Setting out on a path to create music – your own music – is not easy.
It means getting up on stage in front of people and sharing something personal. Taking a chance with no guarantee that you’ll be successful. And spending hours alone in a practice room sharpening your skills.
That’s difficult for anyone performing a skill in front of an audience, let alone someone that’s improvising on the spot! But what you might not realize is that this challenge is crucial to your development. It’s the one barrier standing between you and your musical goals.
By pushing yourself to confront these difficult areas in your playing, you are setting … Read More