Today’s Tip – Remember the right ingredients; Preparation –
Check your ingredient list. Look it over twice, even a third time if you have to. You could even leave the book/computer open while setting everything up. What are we preparing to make? Success! Where does it all begin? By having a plan and knowing what you need to accomplish that plan. Every route is basically the same. You need to Network, Market and Practice. Now breaking that all down to specifics, where to begin?
Every goal, every dream, has basic ingredients. You want to become a great musician? Basic ingredients; Guitar & case (cheap to start), lessons (or books to self teach), picks (or finger strengthening for finger style), a tuner, metronome, instrument strap, little amplifier and quarter inch instrument cable (If you didn’t go with an acoustic), and of course a nice instrument stand along with a music stand. So there you go. You have your basic ingredients.
Want to be a great musician? Now add the flavored ingredients, the spice; Practice a minimum of 15 minutes a day everyday, find a style you love and work on that, increase your knowledge by building your musical theory, jam with as many people as you can, go to shows and network with people, start getting your name out there with marketing (cards/stickers/website) and remember to have FUN. This is just an idea of how everything works. Write a list out and eat up all the fun.