John Marvin Scott
Musician/Composer writing about my experiences in the world of music.
The Axiomatic Triangle
Welcome to TAT. I’m sure you have a bunch of questions about this, so I’ll just dive right in. The Axiomatic Triangle is a brand new series, dedicated to showing you how to broaden your musical horizons by listening to music based on 3 categories.
My foray into the music of Brazil
As I finish my final year in my bachelors degree in Jazz performance/composition, I’ve realized a few things. Music is beautiful, amazing and gorgeous. But going to university for a long period of time (6 years in my case) sometimes takes the fun out of it. Since I’ve gone through “not so fun” periods in my music career, I’ve had the ability to explore new genres, styles and historical musics to keep the spirit alive.
Growing my music business in 2021
So 2020 was nuts, and 2021 is off to a weird start as well. But through it all, musicians have had a lot of growth in terms of coming up with new ways to keep their passion and business alive!
What I've learned by relaunching my Patreon page
Hey everyone, If you're here, you already know that I've relaunched my Patreon page! But that also means that you're wondering what I learned from doing it. So...below are all the things I've learned from relaunching my Patreon page!
Being a musician during COVID-19
Alright, we all know what's going on right now. It's intense, and it isn't that good. The COVID-19 pandemic has affected people globally since December of 2019 and although there have been waves, there is no sign of the virus stopping anytime soon.
The Song (Band) that Saved my Life
Music has always been a part of my life, even before I was performing and playing professionally. I grew up in a home that always had music on, but none of us played music to a great extent. My father plays and continues to learn the guitar, but the thing about music that I learned from him was not about playing music, it was about listening to it.
Listening to Music that isn't created on your instrument
What instrument do you play? Regardless of what it is, I can (almost) guarantee that if I checked out your Spotify library I would see that at least 50% of what you listen to is built around the instrument you play. If its guitar, I bet I'll find something that comes from the rock and roll movement, whether it be digressed from Hendrix and Zepp, or if it comes from a more blues oriented world such as Muddy Waters and maybe down the road of Kenny Wayne Sheppard. If it's piano, I bet I'll find popular tunes written by people like Sam Smith and John Legend, any maybe I'll find some classic arrangements of beautiful 1930s broadway standards.
5 Guitarists You Should Know
Hey everyone! Today I have a super exciting topic, and I'm really excited for you to read this. Today we're talking about guitarists, but we aren't talking about guitarists you already know. Well...you might know these players, but I want this post to be about players who have made a HUGE impact on the guitar scene in the last couple of years, players who are from where I am currently living in, and players who are changing the game with their innovative style and unique approach to creating music on the guitar. Let's get it.