Dispelling the Creativity Myth In Music By Bryce Gorman "You need to be born with creativity, there is no way to learn it." Chances are you've heard this before in your life, that no one can learn to become more creative and therefore are stuck with the level of artistic creation that they can muster after a day or two of training. I'm here to tell you that that assumption is dead wrong. The fact is that creativity can be trained. If you think oherwise, bear with me as I explain why the opposite is true. Creativity is a skill, just like any other. It is a skill used in engineering, architecture, surgeries, and beyond. I'm not quite sure why
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If you've ever wondered what makes a guitar lick or melody sound good, all you have to know is that emphasizing the chord tones of the chords you are playing is the most important element. In this mini-lesson I will go over a great sounding chord tone line that also utilizes some tension and release (also a very important element). Check out the video below, and the tablature directly underneath.
Enjoying the Musical Now By Dennis Winge Spiritual teacher and best-selling author Eckart Tolle has deep insights on the nature of goal setting as they relate to your own well-being and contentment. Setting goals is fine, he says, but one must at the same time realize that those goals, once achieved, will not make you happy. The only thing that makes you happy is the present moment. According to Tolle, “the egoic self is always engaged in thinking. It is thinking more of this or that to add to itself, to make itself feel more complete. This explains the ego’s compulsive preoccupation with the future. Whenever you become aware of yourself living for the next moment, you have already stepped
By: Jason Wilford As a guitar player and teacher, knowing how to play many different rhythms is an essential piece of the puzzle when it comes to being a versatile musician. There are so many interesting ways to use the guitar as a rhythmic device that the options are endless; with all the different genres and rhythmic feels out there, there really is a lot to learn! At first, many guitarists will need a break down of what particular strumming pattern to play when they are learning a song just so they can get a handle on it. This is totally fine, and can be very helpful, but in this article I’m going to talk about why this type of