Networking can be hard when you perform a million roles, especially when people keep hiring you to not play your instrument. Today I’m sharing a couple tips on dealing with networking situations.
Some people feel overwhelmed by music theory while others are eager to learn as much as they can. But, why? What good is music theory if it’s not applied directly to music creation or music performance?
Alternate title: People Are Dumb.
Do you feel like a fraud?
Does anyone actually know what they’re doing? Like, ever?
Imposter Syndrome is a real problem for musicians and other creatives. The good news is that, in my opinion, no one really knows what they’re doing most of the time.
Social media is ruining our lives, right? Well maybe, but! A minor adjustment we can make to our social media habits, which can have very real affects on our musical careers.
Creating a mini-feature on the Cambridge Jazz Festival got me thinking about genres and how we categorise music – does the name of the genre of music you make really matter? Or is it just a short-hand people use to know whether or not they might like listening to something?
Here’s some links to the bands mentioned:
- Three Step Manoeuvre
- Resolution 88
- Big Bad Wolf
- Run Logan Run
- The Brass Funkeys (shown but not mentioned)
Lastly, links to the Cambridge Jazz Festival:
For the first time ever, I wasn’t nervous for a gig. How do you get over performance anxiety? That’s exactly what we’ll cover in this video. Enjoy!
There’s 5 uncomfortable truths about guitar culture that we, the players, need to address. Now, please.
In this 5-part video-essay mini-series, I talk about some of the weird ideas that guitarists have held on to for far to long. Some of them are holding us back and some are just plain dumb. Let’s evolve.