Monday, March 3, 2008

Why be normal?

Why be normal? The world is filled with mundane, average, typical people.

Why not aim to be exceptional? To play at the cutting edge of your ability, and then to push that constantly. To learn everything you possibly can about music, and then come back for more. To listen with care.

And this certainly shouldn't stop at guitar. No sir! There is so much the world has to offer, and if we aim for average, we miss the boat.

It doesn't matter if you end up average. And as a matter of fact, average can't be measured in worldly things. I know some exceedingly average folks with the wealth of kings, and then there's my neighbor...Who, living in a modest little house with a modest little yard, could arguably be an alien. He's just that amazing.

Again, it's the journey, and how you travel. Aim high....and go practice!



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2 comments:

Rick said...

Yup, try to be amazing at many things. I love art and digital art software... so I'm learning Photoshop... LEARNING Photoshop. We're not talking just red-eye removal, I want to be better than the average Photoshop guy out there and it's fun to do that. Intensity seems to be something I have when I want to learn something and I think everyone has that ability, we just have to find what lights that fire.

Ked said...

Hey, I found your blog through your guitar lessons posted at Ultimate Guitar. Great lessons by the way!

Good point. Why try to be normal? We should instead try to be more ourselves by stealing whatever good sound, good idea, crazy experiment we see, play with it, discard it, modify it, add own twist and make something that is very different from anybody.