Hi, I’m Vi Wickam. And this is another Quick Tip!
No I don’t mean listen to me right now… I mean listening is the most important part of playing music.
If you’re not listening, you’re not playing music. Especially if you’re playing with other people.
If you’re not listening, you’re kind of being a jerk when playing music.
If you want to become a great musician, the only way to do it is by listening. Listening to yourself, being aware of what you’re playing…
Listening is how you get your pitch better and how you improve your intonation.
Listening is how you sync your playing up with the other people you’re playing with. Listening is how you avoid playing over top of the singer when you’re accompanying the singer.
This is the most fundamental, most important thing there is to music.
Close your eyes and just listen. Listen with your ears wide open.
Have a great week!