John Marvin Scott
Musician/Composer writing about my experiences in the world of music.
3 Reasons Why I Love Spotify Statistics
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.
The Beginnings of Western Music
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?
3 Reasons to Expand Your Musical Interests
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.
3 Reasons to Start Working on Your Guitar Technique
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.
Should You Go to Music School?
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.
Five Reasons You Should Start to Learn Music Theory
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.
Why Redefining Masculinity Is a Good Thing
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.
What Makes Music Beautiful?
Have you ever wondered this before...? What makes music beautiful? Is there any particular song, or melodic line that has been stuck in your head before? Was it beautiful? What made it beautiful?