Over-Preparing?

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Often the reason for self-doubt and nervousness stems from the condition that is presented in formal education systems. In school, rather it be college or K-12, students are reminded to work hard and prepare. Though great advice, many students let over-preparedness and anxiety run their lives. As so, these thoughts can arise: “Am I good […]

The Art of Creativity, Collaboration and Being Yourself

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Lately, I’ve been rehearsing original music dating from 2008 to today with a trio format (bass and drums). Though I detail my originals and arrangements, I leave plenty of room to let anything happen. It is an openness grounded by form that gives my compositions structure. After all what I’m creating is jazz, only very […]

Do artists today develop fundamental skills?

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With the current trends of the music industry, I can’t help but notice a lack of interest for developing and refining skills among younger musicians or producers. Perhaps this is a result of our ever-expanding technological culture. We live in a society in which people want everything instant, rather it be a faster Internet connection […]