Sunday, January 15, 2006

When Your Best Isn't Good Enough

Many of us try so hard to make music. What most don't realize is that trying hard won't make you a better musician. If your attitude is one of trying to come up with something, you will fail because the trying mind is never satisfied and wants more and more.

It want's to create a good music, a beautiful music, or a masterpiece. And once this attitude sets itself firmly in the mind, the student is left with music, but no satisfaction.

Students often wonder why their best efforts aren't good enough. I tell them that their best music will come when they aren't concerned with the outcome. This stops most dead in their tracks.

After all, aren't we supposed to be interested in what the final product will be? Yes, if you want your music to be dead and lifeless. And no, if you desire a music that is infused with that something special - the X factor that is missing from so many creations.

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