We live in a “Get It Now” society more than we ever have before. There’s a phone application at our fingertips that gives us anything we want, anytime we want it. This is not the path of mastery. The ever-growing social attitude of “I want it now with the least amount of effort.” is not only the antithesis of musical progress, but a cancer eating away at it. Private instructors and colleges are dumbing down their curriculum and standards for monetary reasons, thus creating future generations…Continue
Added by Mike Valeras on March 26, 2010 at 10:54pm — No Comments
In my last post, I spoke about defining your passions in music. The next step in your development is your path. Now, this is where most self help books would talk about setting goals. I’m not going to do that. We are, after all, musicians and not Olympic decathletes. Now don’t get me wrong. Professional goals are necessary. I have major ones. I want to teach 100 students a week. I want to play on the biggest sessions in Nashville. I want to perform at the most prestigious jazz festivals all…Continue
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Over the years, I’ve been asked many questions regarding practicing and motivation. Due to the recent interest expressed by some of you on this matter, I would like to respond by exploring reasons for, and ways to avoid, “Hitting the Wall.” Today’s post, the first of three, will address what I believe to be the most important element of any artist’s/musician’s quest for self-improvement. Passion.
It is my belief that if you are to excel at…Continue
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FREE multi-genre 20-Song CD, WHO WOULD JESUS BOMB?, featuring the Nashville Session Players; all songs and related videos may be downloaded for no cost at: www.FreedomTracks.com…
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Played the Cash and Friends show in Sun City, FL on Feb 24th had a good crowd of approx 500. I will be playing a corporate gig at The Hard Rock Live Orlando on March 4th.. I had the pleasure of meeting Eddie Anders on March 1st, he was at the park ( Epcot) saw our "British Invasion" show and was very impressed.
Stay tuned folks, more to come.
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There is a mindset among a lot of musicians that I - as a Live Music Producer have to combat when it comes to educating them on the importance of a good live show. It’s basically the belief that they have to be musically perfect. Every note correct, every lick and scale stellar, and voices sounding flawless. And so the artist has to stand still with correct posture or sit down, or stare at their…Continue
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