DIY Musician guest blogger Matt Blick from The Beatles Songwriting Academy writes about how musicians identify with being in one camp: a teacher, student or creator. But to be a truly healthy member of a musical society, we need to be a little of each.
You need to be a teacher
I am self taught. What that means is my school music teachers taught me notation, got me to listen critically and perform in school productions. An older guy at school taught me all the Judas Priest songs he knew in return for me roadying for his band. My art teacher introduced me to lots of jazz & avant garde music and my sister loaned me everything from Gershwin to Led Zeppelin. I devoured instructional books and magazines.
I hope you get the point? No one is self taught. We all had help coming up and we all have to give something back. Not everyone could or should teach formally; some of us lack patience, punctuality or an analytical mind — or have issues with the police or alcohol. But we can all do something to help the next generation. Click on the link below to read more…
Author: Matt Blick guest blogging for DIY Musician Blog/CD Baby
Read More/Original Source: http://diymusician.cdbaby.com/2013/09/three-things-every-musician-should-be/