3. The Starving Artist Believes Talent is Enough

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the thriving artist apprentices under a master Receive this series directly in your email inbox! Check out the other posts from this series **This is Part 3 of a 12 part series based on the principles from Real Artists Don’t Starve: Timeless Strategies for Thriving in the New Creative Age by Jeff Goins. If you would like these articles…

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2. The Starving Artist Strives to be Original

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The thriving artist steals from his influences Receive this series directly in your email inbox! Check out the other posts from this series **This is Part 2 of a 12 part series based on the principles from Real Artists Don’t Starve: Timeless Strategies for Thriving in the New Creative Age by Jeff Goins. If you would like these…

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1. A Starving Artist Believes You Must Be Born an Artist

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a thriving artist knows you must become one Receive this series directly in your email inbox! **This is Part 1 of a 12 part series based on the principles from Real Artists Don’t Starve: Timeless Strategies for Thriving in the New Creative Age by Jeff Goins. If you would like these articles delivered directly to your inbox, then sign…

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About that Letter from Clarke to Benge

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One of the most famous – and equally tragic – letters ever written as it pertains to the trumpet and cornet is from the great soloist and bandleader Herbert L. Clarke to Eldon Benge, who was to become one of the great trumpeters of the 20th Century. Benge had written to Clarke asking for his…

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Trumpet is Not the Enemy

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Status Quo is. Status Quo is “the plan.” Be in marching band. Go to college. Join the union. Teach at a university. Work until you “retire.” Then tell your kids and grandkids this is the only way to have a career as a musician. Riddle me this, young starling: What’s “the plan” for the Cornet…

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Why the Cornet Revolution Will Fail

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Dear Comrade, What strange and fantastic times we live in! With all the technology available, it’s possible to do things that were unheard of just a few decades ago. Talking face to face with your teacher in Africa – for free. Recording and publishing a really high quality radio show in a spare room. Paying…

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What the Cornet Revolution is Not

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My Dear Comrade… A couple of months ago, I made a monumental decision. I acted on a desire I’d had for quite a long time and quit identifying as a trumpet player. Don’t get me wrong. I love playing the trumpet. I even published over 100 episodes of a podcast dedicated to the trumpet. But…

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How to Tell You’re Winning

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When you’re making it happen as a MusicPreneur, you need affirmation that you’re doing the right thing. When you have a job, you can rely on performance reviews and raises to affirm that you’re doing the right thing when it comes to your job. But when you’re the boss, it’s a little different. You need…

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What Makes a Great Podcast Interview? It’s All in How You FRAME It.

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I listen to a lot of podcasts. There are some that I listen to over and over; others I’ll listen to once and never again. The ones I listen to once, I rarely listen to the entire thing. And by rarely, I mean never. I’ve noticed some common traits in the ones that I like and…

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The Healthiest Day of the Year

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Did you enjoy this blog post? Have them delivered to your inbox every day! It’s Thanksgiving Day here in the U.S. It’s one day of the year that Americans feel obligated to give thanks for little things that we tend to take for granted. That’s what makes it the healthiest day of the year. The food? Not…

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