For those of us who embrace shades of mediocrity, here are some tips for becoming a typical musician:
- Practice one hour a day. However, feel free to skip practice if there is something more interesting going on.
- Play the same piece over and over again. Never try to deconstruct the music and figure out how and why it works.
- Convince yourself that taking music lessons is out of the question, since all your favourite musicians were self taught.
- Use only tabs and chord charts to learn new songs. Never try to figure it out by ear, it’s simply too frustrating.