Music As A Record of Human History.
I’ve been reading some interesting or inspiring blogs in past weeks that I though worth sharing.
So this week, rather than writing a blog about the links between music and our identity, evolution, history and character, I found a number of blogs that all separately discuss facets of these interesting topics.
This following is an interesting read about the role of musical in our evolution, identity, neuroscience and history.
Why Music Can’t Be Beat as a Shaper of Identity.
Fun quick read about how music shapes culture and identity.
10 Myths About Songwriting Busted
Pretty self-explanatory: this talks about how you for example don’t have to write hit songs to be successful as a songwriter.
It also covers topics I already discussed in previous blogs, like how inspiration is not something you wait for or that “comes to you” but something that you create.
Your Mindset Determines Your Musical Success
This is a fun, inspiring read.
It’s not something we already don’t know ourselves. Our mindset is EVERYTHING in anything we do.
It’s close to impossible to achieve any level of fantastic success in anything, if the mindset isn’t right.
But this read is inspiring because it specifically talks about why you need an “I don’t want to, but I will anyway” mindset in music.
That title alone should touch a nerve with anybody who dreams of doing music full time as a profession.
Well… Anybody who achieved a certain level of success doing music only, knows that that success is the result of relentlessly pursuing EVERY opportunity that presents itself, despite being tired and worn-down from x number of weeks in a row with nothing but 15-hour work days.
The feeling of being able to play music all the time AND being paid for it, is priceless, indescribable!
But you need to make it happen, be proactive, and take on every job you can get, because that is how you really move up in the bizz.
Say It Loud: How Music Changes Society
This is quite a read.
This article discusses artists who use(d) music as a strong voice to create a lasting impact and change in political or societal issues that they feel need(ed) to be addressed.
Lastly… some country music.
I usually don’t care much for country music.
Nothing to do with country music, it is just a personal taste preference and has to do with what I look for in music, and with the fact I never listen to lyrics all that much.
All that being said: the story telling in this song is quite something else and makes me really like this song a lot.
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These free lessons are cool, but you will never experience the progress and results learning from blogs and videos, that my students experience in lessons.
There’s also much more cool stuff you can do with substitution pairs, and way more possibilities than can be covered in a video or blog.
That is why people take lessons: way better results and progress, much more complete information, way more creative ideas they learn in lessons than you can get from a blog.
There is only so much that self-study can accomplish.
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