As a musician you have probably heard about the Nashville Number System. A shorthand version of music notation that was originally designed for Nashville music studio players.The Nashville Number System completely and fully explained by Nashville's Guitar Guru David Isaacs at Tennessee State University. This class is broken into two videos.
This is a companion piece to the one a bit ago on SONGWRITERS FESTIVALS. If you are a writer, artist, parent of those people or just someone interested in helping the arts, hate somethings about the current music scene or just want to be involved, this is FOR YOU. All else, skip away.
One thing anyone in this industry in any capacity hear all day, every day is:
This is mostly for people trying to "find a way into" the music industry, to understand songwriting, to learn more about the craft, and all aspects of where we are in this era.
The Internet is FULL of writers and artists. Approximately ONE BILLION SONGS A MONTH go up on the Internet.
YOU TUBE uploads SEVENTY FIVE MILES OF VIDEO FOOTAGE AN HOUR.
There are approximately THIRTY to FIFTY MILLION artists, writers, poets, authors, creators on the Internet.
SO HOW DO YOU BREAK IN, MAKE A DIFFERENCE, FIND A FOOTHOLD?
GET OUT OF YOUR LIVING ROOM!!!!
My philosophy of teaching, and how we really learn to play.
Everyone can learn to play, but too many people limit themselves before they begin. The first goal is to get comfortable and learn to play simple things with confidence. This is how to nurture the love! Keep your short-term goals modest and attainable, one after another. Expect frustration but know it passes, and you'll enjoy the ride a whole lot more.
Please watch the video.
I am consistantly asked to explain what I do for a living. "What are these 'tours' you do? Do you drive people around town?
In some cases, yes. I do have a pretty decent knowledge of the history of the town, from the Civil War battlefields in Franklin, to the Music Row, and downtown areas. I've been here nearly 30 years, I AM PART OF THE HISTORY!
To me, Writing should not "lay out the goods ", so to speak..how boring to have knowledge spit at you with overtones of "KNOWINGNESS" THAT EMANATE FROM THE PORES OF THE WRITER,..I'm old enough to understand that I know nothing,.and the older I get, the less I know,.which to me, is the sheer beauty of Life. To wind up at the end beautifully Clueless ,.
One can write their way out of poverty,..time put in to developing one's talent is the barometer for success,.. one finds that over time incites become keener,.perceptions soar,.combinations of words once exasperating to put together become easier to determinate,.writing in my estimation is best done sober,.for some, putting that extra glaze over the mind is a prescription for a creative outburst,..sometimes the glaze works,..most times it doesn't,..
The word, "outlaw", pertains to someone who is "outside" the box of conventional "laws" when it comes to creating art, or "True Art as I like to call it.,, The problem with Laws of any kind when it comes to ART, Is that you can so easily create another box, and not see it..
Guitars, or any other instrument for that matter just don't bulldog their way into our lives; Musical instruments are the "PLAY HARD TO GET BABIES", of all time,..they defy being tamed,.they are obstinate, unwilling, unbending, and initially cold barren objects until they sense their practitioner is a serious participant, someone intent on relationship;..
There are entrances into things,..secret passages that wind there way into simple mysteries,.pathways that can lead a man or woman in to inexplicable earthly freedoms,..for a musician there is only one way in to the throne room of the great abstract reality called God,..
Nashville Ear awards the Best of the Best honor to the songwriter that we feel stood out with exceptional songwriting and performances. Please join us in congratulating this years award winner Chris Gantry.