Musician Essentials - Motivation

The reward incentive to put in the work. Motivation is our internal reasoning for achieving a means to an end. Seeing people who are successful in their field motivates us to reach new heights in our craft! We can often see farther ahead than where we currently are and this should motivate us to take action in advancing forward.

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Musician Essentials - Passion

Your heart! Your innate love for the craft. This intense feeling is the most important in my opinion. It can be a battle getting through all the obstacles we face in our craft/field, and you have to fight with heart! In my opinion the heart is where determination and will power stem from.

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Inspiration

There are a few things I feel are crucial to musical beings. One is inspiration. It is the external force that is internalized. A rush of energy. I usually feel most inspired after seeing a performance of a favorite band or player. Inspiration is the spark that lights us up, it gives us a flash foreshadow of what could be. It is the breathe of the creative process! When I feel stagnant, I search for inspiration. Im seemingly endlessly inspired by greats such as Vinnie Colaiuta, Dave Weckl, Steve Gadd, Virgil Donati, Tony Williams, Elvin Jones, Gary Novak, Dennis Chambers and the list goes on. Theres nothing like new inspiration though, hearing some badass drummer you've never heard of before, jumping up from your coach and dropping your jaw. Be inspired my friends!

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Opening Blog Post

This website is a vessel for sharing my music, knowledge, and life. It has been brooding conceptually for years and I finally feel I have something special to share with the world. Here I will share keys to my growth and success as a musician. I will dive into the nature of music and the art of drumming. Here, quality is emphasized over quantity.

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