“You know, I’m not a guitarist. I’m an artist. I don’t make rock or metal music. I want to make music that I like to make, not putting me in a box.” (pm)
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I’m gonna practice guitar just for 10 minutes, or drumming, or keyboard, or playing the bass. Let’s start with a few warm-up exercises. Maybe learn new scales. Then I start studying a new song. Trying a new setting with my FX module and guitar pedals. Gee, blissful sound. A bit of jamming, improvising, enjoying, floating and walking around in musical chemistry. Everything’s getting blurry. In a sleepy, blissful rush, I suddenly wake up. I look at the clock and wonder WTF is wrong with the universe … READ MORE
“What should you do when you’re learning a song and it won’t work and you feel like you’re just too bad at playing and lose all motivation?” It’s an interesting but very complex question since there are so many different aspects involved. But the very bad news first: you have a problem, and the problem is you! The very good news: there’s one solution, and the solution is you! If a song has been written and played by a human being before, one day you should be able playing it as well! … READ MORE
Musicians are top athletes!
Those were the words a top surgeon once said to me. He told me: “I’m specialized in operating top atheletes … and professional musicians. Musicians are on the same boat as top atheletes.” No pain no gain we all laugh sometimes, but pain is a signal from your body telling you that you’re going above human limits and you should stop exercising. You may push your personal limits a bit, that’s the way to improve and develope yourself … READ MORE
You wanna be the best guitarist in the world ?!
OK, you’re in trouble … big trouble my friend! Focus less on guitar playing, and more on playing music. Do you really think you’re going to be the best guitarist on a planet with almost 8 billion people, containing – say what – 400 million guitarists … good luck to you 😉 ! What is “the best guitarist” anyway? The fastest, most famous, the one with the most strings, most guitars, the oldest, youngest, most expensive sports cars, biggest bank account, … READ MORE
Online small-group mastermind sessions!
Maybe you’re familiar with the term “mastermind group“? In short, it’s a meeting with a selection of members helping each other solving their problems with input, advice and experience from other group members. In practice, I will host an online mastermind meeting with a limited number of people. Each sessions we will choose a main subject, question or problem, in advance. It can be about music, goals, business, development … READ MORE