Hero worship of great musicians is a great
motivator for young musicians. However, there
is a point at which we must abandon this
kind of thinking and create our own path.
If you don’t obsess about and continually work on
your own music and your own musical ideas and
concepts, you will be forced to obsess about the
music, ideas and concepts of others.
Learn how to respect your own unique and
hard-won musical ideas as much as you
respect those of your role models.This is
not ego or self-aggrandizement but simple
A person who manifests self-respect will
earn the respect of many people, and, of
course the jealousy of just as many. However, the
person without self-respect earns neither respect
I make music not to impress other musicians. but
to make the world a better place for all people,
whether or not they ‘know’ anything about music.
Music with the primary aim of impressing other
musicians always fails to connect with the vast
majority of people.