Month: November 2013

The Importance Of Just Showing Up

I went to see a legendary drummer this weekend (Steve Gadd…fabulous as always), and I was reminded how important it is to get out and see musicians. Listening to recordings and watching youtube is nice, but there’s that extra amount

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The Power of Changing Your Thought Process

When I was younger I used to be what people call a ‘busy’ player. This means that I played too many notes, or the notes I was playing were inappropriate for the tune. But, I had an epiphany while playing

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Being nervous can be good…

…in most (but not all) situations. Whenever I have an ensemble of musicians about to do their first performance in front of people, they get my little speech about being nervous. It goes like this: “Nervous is OK–it’s good. It means

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