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Two Kinds of Friends

There are two kinds of friends. Those that encourage you by telling you your mess-up wasn’t all that bad. That the test wasn’t fair, the judging was too strict, or the expectations were too high. And those that tell you yes, you could’ve been better prepared and you should’ve practiced more. What the judge said may have been correct. That you can, and should, do better...

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Dear Musician, What in the World are You Thinking?

Dear Musician, What in the World are You Thinking?

Yes I know you know it’s a big world out there. But dear musician, have you spent any time considering how and where you fit in? I hope so. “I don’t know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody.” – Bill Cosby To get posts like these, bonus content, a free e-book and a 10-part, Your Success in Music course, subscribe to my...

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Which of These Four Parts of Music Success are You Neglecting?

Which of These Four Parts of Music Success are You Neglecting?

There is no shortage of talented musicians wanting to “make it” in music. What’s rare are the musicians who work on all four parts of music success. Music Not surprising, the first part is music itself and the requirement here is also not surprising: be great. Of course there are untalented stars, but they are rare and they don’t last. The first part of music success is to be great....

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