Canada Day Long weekend from the 1st to the 3rd or July 4th from the 2nd to the 4th for my American friends, have a good one
Saturday, 2 July 2011
Fast Times and Canada Day
The first of July is one of the greatest things about the town where I live. The population doubles on Canada Day here for the parade and the street party that follows. Yesterday I had the chance to help set up for a band that played here called Fast Times. They put on an excellent show! The people in the crowd really enjoyed the music that they played. They played from every genera too, everything from Journey, to Merle Haggard, to Lady Gaga and Led Zeppelin (just to name a few) and they did it well too! After the show I went and spoke to the guitar player and this is what he said: He told me that over time most of the combinations of chord progressions and notes have already been used and that the real key to being a musician is to render what is already there in your own way. The music already exists and the musician acts only as a conduit to release it. That is similar to what Victor Wooten had to say at a bass clinic that I attended one day and its what DiVinci about his sculptures, so it must have some merit. He also told me the thing that sets one musician apart from another, is the way that the music is played. No two musicians sound exactly the same weather the difference be in the tone that he or she peruses, or the technique used to create a certain effect. So I guess this is another post like the 'sound like yourself' post I did a little while back. Happy long weekend!