We’re rolling right along to box 4! Let’s ask this question, though. When should I add a new box to work on? Well, for each person, that’s a little different. I think you should be able to play the scale backward and forwards without much trouble at a certain bpm. Let’s at say 95 bpm. Does that number hold any special value? Hell, no. I just used it as an arbitrary number. You can pick any number you’d like. The METRONOME is the key part here! You should be able to have some “pressure” on you to keep you honest and moving.
Take a long at your catalog right quick. Do you have anything in there that you are super proud of? Do you have a song that you love the production on as well as the writing? Maybe not! Maybe the reason you feel anxious and unsure of what you’re doing in life is because you haven’t actually done that much of what you love to do.
Even during our current lockdown, we can support other acts. It’s as simple as talking! Start today! Pick and local band and follow the crap outta them!
You have probably already written a few things that sound disjointed, maybe you’ve even done it accidentally (haha, scrub)! Learn some prose from the pros!
Not drinking enough water is like asking for a plant to bear fruit without giving it any water. It’s kind of silly!
The argument between staying true to oneself and getting an instructor has been heated since… well probably around the time of the Beatles. I’ve sat on both sides of this fight, and I think it stems from a couple different ideas. 1. We’re afraid – We are afraid of looking stupid in front of someoneContinue reading “Yes, You Should Be Taking Lessons – Find A Teacher”
The rhythm hand deserves some extra love! Stop telling yourself that someone will take care of the heavy lifting with guitar. Stop being the weak link in the band. Learn to play the damn guitar! It’s nothing complicated, so don’t feel overwhelmed. You just need to dedicate a little additional focus on specific techniques.
I have a vivid memory of singing when I was nine and having the person next to me ask me to stop singing because it was hurting his ears. It hurt my feelings as much as it hurt his ears. Young Crazy Legs would sing the way I sing now, with reckless abandon to anyone in earshot. I had no understanding of range or pitch.
Going the distance involves that movie training montage – unfortunately the real deal is really boring