Over the past few days, I started thinking about the essentials of the way I approach music. It’s probably not complete, and it’s probably not the last time I’ll do something like that, but here ya go…
- There is no such thing as “simple” music
- If you think that a genre of music is “easy” you’ve already lost
- The point is not to get great gear; the point is to make great art
- There’s a fine line between “ambient” guitar playing and simply not knowing the music
- Training your ear makes you dangerous
- Learning music theory makes you lethal
- A great amp makes an average guitar sound amazing
- Rhythm guitar is a lost art; go rediscover it
Anything you’d add or take away?
10 thoughts on “A Somewhat Random Music Mantra”
Lindsay beat me to it!
I would add: where/when you DON’T play in a song is just as important as where/when you DO play.
Now you’re speaking my love language!
well … not the sleigh bells part so much lol
If you are performing eighth notes, practice sixteenth notes. If you are performing sixteeth notes, practice thirty seconth notes!
It needs to sound good when the distortion pedal is OFF!
‘Tis better in a band situation to listen and make music TOGETHER, rather than simply cover your part.
Amen to that sister.
Also, a great song can be played big or small, ful-throttle band or acoustic, and it’s still great. Good bones stand up to style.