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[The song played at the beginning of this Quick Tip is called Boil Them Cabbage Down. You can hear this tune on my album Old School Old Time.]
Hi everybody! Vi Wickam here for myTalentForge.com. Just having a little fun! A little Boil Them Cabbage Down!
That’s what this is all about, right? Having a little fun?
Finding the joy in the music?
It’s one of those challenges we have in music because it is hard work to become a musician. But we can never forget the joy of music and the importance of keeping that joy of music front and center in our lives, and in our music as we play.
Because it should be fun! We are PLAYING music, it’s not just working music.
So, don’t forget the joy. And when you’re playing, and you find yourself getting a little burned out, getting tired of the hard work you’re doing, the scale practice, the arpeggios, the diminished triads…
Take a break! And find the joy. Find the joy in the music because we’re all here to have fun playing music.
It’s all great to get good! I am all in favor of you becoming the best musician that you can possibly be. But not at the expense of the joy of music.
So find the joy in the music, and have a fantastic week! I’ll see you next time!