I don't think thats snarky at all. I think getting out of your comfort zone (or even being pushed out) is a great way to improve!Not to be too snarky about it, but going to Music school with competitive sharks.
That is to say, being the little fish in the big pond pushed me further than anything else.
Thats incredible!invaluable; playing gigs with old timers (ww2 gen) that had an audience (dancers and listeners)
book would be stick control and a couple personal others
I remember on break talking with a couple in the audience and they told they would go to dances when Duke Ellington played.
I'm more from the Youtube generation, and it is still a game changer for me! I don't know if for me, personally, it would ever replace in person learning, but it has been a game changer for me.He is a very polarizing guy, but Tommy Igoe’s ‘Great Hands for a Lifetime’ was probably the most impactful lesson I ever absorbed. I’ve been a better player since using those lessons and practice techniques.
A second would be YouTube in general.
There is almost nothing that isn’t broken down and demonstrated out there on YT.
I’m from the days of lift-and-lower the record needle to learn parts, so YouTube is still almost magical to me.
I hated my first session in a studio for that exact reason. Man was it different. A few sessions later, and I love it. It really made me dial things in.Playing lots of gigs with lots of other musicians in front of an audience.
Studio work can also be a kick in the ass as your really under the microscope in that situation.