The ABC’s of Rock-jam, journey, joy, journal
jam-interacting musically with others who play instruments or sing without consideration of outcome. Jamming is meant to be fun and improvisational.
journey- making music is a journey. From learning to play your first chords or notes to writing songs to developing a singing voice. Our troubles in music often begin when we forget to enjoy the present moment and focus too much on outcome. Have fun along your musicial journey instead of viewing it as a way to achieve fame and fortune.
joy- the main mission of a musician should be to spread JOY. If you’re pissed off and irritated on stage, that emotion transfers to your audience. Remember to be joyful and glad that you’re doing what you’re doing.
journal- thanks to blogs and sites like facebook and myspace, fans can virtually tour with bands. Remember to post about your shows and travels and share lots of photos.