I’ve touched on this subject before but given where I’m currently at, I think it’s worth revisiting with more depth.
Just playing, just doing is what I refer to. When you create something – whether a piece of music, writing or anything that spontaneously springs to mind, do whatever you have to to get it out.
To anyone who thinks this is crazy talk or thinks this approach won’t work, I ask, have you tried it?
When Michaelangelo began chiseling the marble block that would become David, he believed David was already in the block waiting to be released. He did not believe he created the piece out of divine intervention or any innate, God given talents. He simply approach the marble block with sleeves rolled up and went to work.
Perhaps, Dan put it best when he told me, to progress at anything – especially music, “You have to get your hands dirty.