#4 A good musician will take you somewhere
I think back to sitting in the recital hall every Tuesday. All music majors are required to attend and watch their colleagues perform.
When you see the performer onstage you can feel everything they’re feeling – tension, anxiety, excitement..
Only a few times did I experience a true performance. The one where the performer just walks on stage and tells you a story. I don’t literally mean they’re talking to the audience – rather they’re omitting pure expression through their playing… as if it was as easy as talking. I get chills just thinking about a few of those performances.
And if that performer is really good, you’ll be pulled in – somewhere in your mind. Maybe a memory deep in your conscious, or a feeling that takes over your being. And for however many minutes, you forget about what catastrophe happened that morning and get to fully. live. the present moment.
Now that. is. a performance.
#3 Anyone has the capability to be a great singer if they commit themselves.
Now to be extraordinary I might argue you have to get ahead of the curve at an early age – but being a great singer is an easy equation. You need large helpings of confidence. Make that a physical TON of confidence, and add to that hours upon hours of singing with good technique.
ok, I didn’t say it was easy
#2 There is a universal song.
We all have a constant thumping in our chest. Let’s call it our heart song. The universal sound found throughout the world. Its from there that we can derive the need for a good beat, funky groove, and consistent pace – like the one within us.
#1 Great musicianship doesn’t necessarily convert into cash.
Like any product, you have to find the right audience who values what you have. Price points need to be tested, tweaked, and timing is everything. If you sit on your ass with great musical talent… nothing will happen.