I started out playing old folk songs in 1968. I learned them from a book, learned how to finger pick, and have played consistently since then. I love making music. I love to create something that others would enjoy hearing. These days I spend a lot of time not playing anyone else' music. For me other peoples music is more difficult as I find myself constantly comparing to the original, and I'm never quite as good. I dabble in blues, ambient, folk and rock.
Music to me is like all forms of art in it is a point of expression. The fun part is there are so many styles to present ideas, feelings, philosophy that I don't think we can run out of things to say and ways to say it. It gives me a way to say when words fail me.
To be heard.
If by "the world" we are talking about humanity, I would do what I could to rid us of the self loathing that has occupied so much of our history.
JD McPhearson, Andy Othling, Liquid Mind, Jean Michael Jarre, Tomita, Sean Rowe, Harry Chapin, Jean Luc Ponte, Flim and the BB's, Jason Hawke Harris
I don't think I've ever understood that. Just kind of happens.
Terrified that I will mess up the music and what I am trying to accomplish is diminished.
There are more possibilities now for the musician than ever. More ways to make the music. More musical voices to create.
This is cool. It is a little scary for me to put anything I do out there, but with Drooble I have been encouraged by other musicians with far more talent than me. I think I have just scratched the surface of what this service offers.
Finding time to create.
Buy music when I can. Go to shows when I can. Encourage other musicians to create and enjoy the process.
I wish I knew. But I think in part it will be to understand who you are as an artist. Don't let anyone else set musical boundaries on you. At the same time it is helpful to take criticism. Some times the critique is trying to help you.
Lower Case Noises