Cool new music doesn’t just drop out of the sky. New styles form when somebody connects two things that weren’t previously connected. Learn from everything and everyone you can.
“Real artists ship.”
This is a saying that’s drifted around Apple since the beginning. For guitarists, it means: if you don’t deliver your art to an audience of some kind, you don’t exist.
Get out of your living room and go to an open mic. Record yourself playing and send the MP3 to a friend or post it on Facebook.
Real artists ship.
Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma — which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.
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