infinite evolution

27 Jan

I had no idea one of the judges on American Idol, Randy Jackson plays the bass guitar until I read an article in Guitar Center’s recent catalog. I also found out he’s a music producer and just really, an overall accomplished musician. I hope to take Jackson’s thoughts and advice on music and become the artist I’ve always wanted to be.

Here are a few excerpts from the article, ‘Continuously Evolving’ by Randy Jackson:

My passion for music drove me to learn all the styles. I wanted to play Dixieland, country, blues, jazz, rock, funk, and R&B. I was like a sponge and absorbed it all. Music has to inspire people emotionally in order for them to get into it, listen to it or buy it, so I always look towards the end result. Music is an ensemble effort, and I think most people forget that. Producing, writing and playing are all about the same thing-the song. You could look at the Top Ten and hate every song on it, but there is a reason why those songs are resonating with the public. Whether you’re a musician, player, writer or producer, you need to find out why that’s working, whether you like it or not. Then you have to find out how to apply that to what you’re doing. I’m a big proponent of ‘Next!’ and moving forward. We must all continuously evolve.

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