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It’s Not the Tool, It’s the One Using It

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tool

I’m a trumpet player, so most of the way I relate to Music is through my experiences playing the trumpet. Trumpet players are kind of weird. You watch them practice and when they make a mistake, or they miss a note, they’ll look down at their trumpet as if to say, “What? You’re going to…

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Find Your Sound, Then Find Your Horn

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find your sound

The other day, I happened to see a post on Facebook that is all too familiar. A young trumpet player wanted to know which trumpet is the best for playing jazz. He got lots of advice from very well-meaning and generous people on which brand to buy, which mouthpiece to get, etc. But not one…

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Hey, Look at What I Can Do!

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do

When I was a young musician, I was obsessed with what I could do and what I couldn’t do on the trumpet. I couldn’t play a certain range, then I could. I couldn’t play a certain solo, but after practicing my butt off for a few years, I could finally do it. It was a…

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Are You a Dream Chaser?

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do you need a coach

This past July, I attended Podcast Movement in Chicago. Actually, I was there for just a day to attend a couple of meetups that coincided with the 3-day event. While sort of milling around the hotel conference area, I was approached by a very friendly lady who just happens to be a podcaster. (Imagine meeting someone like that…

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The Vast Internet

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i own this

When I look at your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have set in place, What is man that you are mindful of him, and the son of man that you care for him? Psalm 8:3-4 In this lovely psalm, the poet is humbled by the vastness of space. I think the author is David who…

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Confidence vs. Arrogance

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MusicPreneur avatar

“There’s a fine line between confidence and arrogance.” How many times have you heard that little saying? Have you ever been on a job where you’re minding your business, trying to do your best at it, and you get pulled aside by some supervisor and are told that people don’t like working with you because you’re…

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Doing is the New Planning

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doing planning

Yesterday, I did an interview with Joel Boggess. Joel is the host of a very successful podcast called Relaunch. He closed the interview with this thought: Doing is the New Planning His point was that there comes a time where you have to quit relying on your own intellect, or waiting for everything to be “just right”…

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Are You Headed in the Right Direction?

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desire starting point

“I’m in a rut!” you tell yourself. You’re not as productive as you can be, or at least as you think you should be. Personally, I’m struggling right now to establish a routine, some regularity in my days. It doesn’t help that I have a 2-year old living in the house, a wife who is…

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Are You the “Real Deal?”

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real deal

Have you ever heard someone describe a performance by a musician, and they say something like, “He/she is the real deal.” What exactly do they mean by that? The person probably played songs that have been played before, maybe thousands of times, or maybe they played original material. They played on real instruments or vocal chords. They were…

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Weights

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weights

Anyone who lifts weights will tell you that you have to work incrementally. Start with the small weights, do a few reps, then rest. Once your body can handle that small load, then you add just a little bit more weight, just one or two more reps. Then a little more weight, one more rep…

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