Happy New Year 2015!
This is the first official episode of the Rhythm N’ Groove Podcast! This week, we discuss ideas and strategies for keeping your New Year’s Resolutions to learn music. Here are some of the things we talk about in the episode:
Haze’s 2015 goal – to learn to play the guitar
Lone’s 2015 goal – to write 12 new original songs
How to keep your 2015 music resolutions:
Just get started! Start as soon as you can, with whatever you have available. Finding the right instrument is important, but getting started is more important. Use whatever’s available; borrow an old guitar, start drumming on a bunch of buckets, do whatever’s necessary while you search for your perfect instrument.
Find the right teacher for you. Everyone has their own method of learning, and every teacher has their own methods of teaching. Shop for teachers, ask for trial lessons instead of committing to a course. Find a teacher whom you are comfortable with, but more importantly, find a teacher who cares about your progress, and who is as invested in your improvement as you are in yourself.
Practice and focus. Be invested in yourself. If you want to see progress, you’ll have to put in the work. No matter how busy we are, we will always find time to do the things we really want to do. Even if you only practice 30 minutes a week, that’s 30 minutes of improvement you’ll see in yourself every week!
Constantly look for inspiration. Find stories that inspire you, musicians whose talent you admire, songs that move you, stories that make you want to achieve more.
Find us at:
Show notes: rhythmngroove.com/001
Links to resources mentioned on the show:
Book: Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Story Behind the Song, edited by Jack Canfield and Mark Victor Hansen
Book: The Music Lesson by Victor Wooten
Song: Hands by Jewel
Song: Shine by Shannon Noll