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Old 09-18-2017, 12:27 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default The Journey to Musician Confidence


Do you ever find that there is an endless amount of music books that focus on just playing notes and not enough in other areas that help you become a better musician?

I find that there is not enough information to help us:

1.) Stop self-doubt and negatively comparing ourselves to better musicians
2.) Recognize fear causing us to avoid certain musical situations
3.) Improve confidence managing the fear causing us to avoid certain musical situations

As a professional/and former U.S. Navy musician, I am going to write a holistic music book based on my experiences and others experiences to help musicians and aspiring musicians to address these issues.

There are several different directions I could take this. So to avoid writing in a vacuum I am seeking input from the community, such as you, to help me narrow down the topics listed below. So please let me know if any of them resonate with you or you would like to know more about them and why.

1.) Discover the excuses you didnt know had and getting to the root of them
(i.e. I dont have any talent; I dont get the secret code to being a good musician; I dont have time; Dont have the right equipment; Im not good enough; I am too old: I should have started when I was younger; I used to play but dont now, but would love to.

2.) How to attract the audience and get more fans (i.e. look interested when you are playing and the audience will be interested in you; set yourself and band apart)

3.) Essential ways to build confidence in your performance

4.) The importance of improving your technique and finding your voice

5.) Getting burned out and taking a break from music. I took off 8 years off before returning to playing.

If there are any topics not on this list that you would like to know more about, please let me those too.

Many thanks and best wishes to you on your musical journey!!!

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