Your New Year’s Resolutions Probably Won’t Work, unless….

Your New Year’s Resolutions Probably Won’t Work, unless….

I’m not saying to forget about having resolutions. Trying to improve your life by controlling your outcomes through positive efforts is great. I’m just saying that by reframing your resolutions into goals instead of what might seem like mere wishes, will improve your chances of success. Success breeds success because it’s self-motivating and empowering. Continue reading Your New Year’s Resolutions Probably Won’t Work, unless….

Images through words

Images through words

The songs that stand out for me the most are those that tell a story and paint mental pictures of the story the singer is trying to tell. It’s easy to say or to write the phrase, “show don’t tell,” but actually writing a song that touches listeners emotionally, tells a story, and paints mental pictures is the most challenging aspect of songwriting. Continue reading Images through words

Patience, practice, and perseverance – Essential elements of being in a band

Patience, practice, and perseverance – Essential elements of being in a band

You will be dealing with different personality types, different worldviews, and different levels of experience and knowledge. You must recognize that we’re not all the same and that everyone has something to contribute – otherwise, why are you on the same team?
You may argue, disagree or even fight from time to time. Don’t make it personal or else your band will be doomed, and you might damage or lose good friendships in the process. Continue reading Patience, practice, and perseverance – Essential elements of being in a band

Editing your video, the final step in producing high quality video content

Editing your video, the final step in producing high quality video content

You may wonder why I covered so much about video on a guitar-related blog. The simple reason is that I am fascinated by it and want to learn as much as I can about this medium for years to come.  Also, so many guitar players love to video themselves and their bands, and post the videos to sites such as YouTube, so why not do an in-depth series on video? If you plan to use video as means to promote your music and yourself as a musician, why not learn as much as you can about it and be the best you can be? Continue reading Editing your video, the final step in producing high quality video content