Wednesday, September 30, 2009

The surfer dude and the salesman

Here's a simple analogy that came up in a lesson.

On the inside, be a cool surfer dude.
On the outside, be a salesman.

OK, so what does this mean?

Basically, it means: keep your cool on the inside while presenting exciting, charismatic music on the outside.

I know I've done some blog posts about this before. We want our playing to be exciting but we can't let ourselves fall into that trap of getting too carried away with the music that we tense up and start forcing the sound.