Good morning and welcome to the next entry in the list of rules that aspiring performing musicians should know. We’ve covered a lot of ground and have done so with remarkable speed.
If you’re new, click here and read the whole list of rules – and there’s a lot. The goal of this series is to tell you everything you need to know to give yourself better odds for success.
There’s a lot to it, a lot of things that people don’t realize or think about. It’s not easy and the chances of grand success are pretty slim. That doesn’t mean you shouldn’t try – nor does it mean you have to be a grand success in order to continue.
There’s many reasons to perform, and some of them are pretty noble. Some just want to share the music, to make people smile, to give people a reason to dance, or even just do it for the free beer. Whatever your goals are, you still need to feed yourself.
And that’s what this series is about. It’s about telling you how to do this as a professional and, ideally, as a sole source of income. In other words, how to make a career out of being a professional musician.
It takes work, continued study, and an effort to continually improve. Continue reading “Lessons about performing, lesson 22: Be Critical of Yourself!”