Liz Gilbert on Perfectionism — for Musicians

Liz Gilbert on Perfectionism — for Musicians

I've been re-reading Elizabeth Gilbert's terrific book, "Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear." This led me to find her riff on perfectionism (interview clip above and the highlights below). Here's Liz Gilbert on perfectionism — translated for musicians. Liz Gilbert...

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The energy your work rides on

The energy your work rides on

Every day there's the work that needs to be done — and there's the energy it rides on. We don't often acknowledge it, but the energy our work rides on has everything to do with the quality and quantity of our artistic output. The energy your work rides on is your...

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Musicians: imagine for a moment . . .

Musicians: imagine for a moment . . .

Musicians: imagine for a moment that you could play, sing, or compose with much more freedom and abandon. That you could leave behind the "playing it safe" and for the next hour of practice or studio time — let go of any self-doubt, fear, or judgment. Think how that...

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a question of identity — yours

a question of identity — yours

This week, we're going philosophical to examine a question of identity — yours. One of the effects of the lockdown, the riots, and all the cancelled concerts is that many of us are facing uncomfortable questions we haven't taken the time to address before. Questions...

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