well this post is for myself, though i hope some of you can benefit by it. i’m trying to learn more about music and convey more through my music. at the moment, i have identified 5 aspects that i believe support the formation of great music. i will add more thoughts to this post as they occur to me! hope this helps you in the creative process!
i love to groove. this is the beauty of music in one word. it means hanging out with your friends while you’re playing. it’s what gets folks wanting to dance or relaxes them. some folks have theorized
it really helps to create stories or retell other folks stories. i am currently struggling with remembering a lot of standard jazz tunes. i remember a good part of a song but not the complete song. fortunately i have been making progress in this area!
being able to convey emotions, feeling, ideas. communicating with others is one of the great things about playing and listening.
approaching life and music in a good way usually results in good for all involved. playing music that is deeply rooted in a good spirit elevates a performance from good to great.
your inner life will come through in your music. if you would like your music to be more exciting, spiritual, happy, funky, mellow, intense, then maybe you can cultivate those things in your life?