Musician/Composer writing about my experiences in the world of music.
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.
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.
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.
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.
As 2019 along with the decade of the 2010s comes to an end, everyone is posting about what they listened to this year on Spotify.
Music. What a strange concept, hey? Who knew that this thing humans can only truly hear could affect us in so many beautiful ways. There are so many questions about music, but I want to ask you a specific one. Do you know where the music you listen to comes from?
We all have that one artist that sticks with us as we grow older. For me, that artist is KISS (I know... look at me now). The neat thing about having them be my childhood artist is that, I look at the way they've impacted my taste on music, and how listening to them got me into so much other music early on. Listening to what my dad listened to really helped me expand my own musical horizons. Now, not everyone gets the chance to listen to as much music as I did growing up. However, it's never too late to start listening to music you've never even heard before. Here are three reasons you should definitely go on Spotify, and just find something to listen to.
What kind of musician are you? Are you the person who comes home from doing whatever you do, and you play your guitar as a way to decompress from the day? Or are you the person who wakes up and picks up the guitar, and spends every waking second working to become the best guitar player in their area? Maybe you're a little bit of both—who knows? But one thing that I know for sure is that there is something about your playing you want to improve.