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.
This is a topic that A LOT of musicians talk about. I have been involved in both crowds: Academically trained musicians AND musicians who have just put the time in and do it themselves. Both have their ups and downs, and I am here to settle the score for you.
Music theory. Every self-taught musician's nightmare. If who I am describing sounds like who you are, then this article is exactly what you need.
The world is changing. The world has been changing for a while. We've been getting better. Slowly, and with time, we will get there.