For those of you who may not know this already – I originally started this blog to put into words the many thoughts I have about music and in particular - rhythm. My goal was, and is, to write a book about rhythm in a way that someone new to music could easily understand and enjoy.
In the course of writing about this, I have added some ukulele tutorial videos, and I have also started a music workshop here in my town of Santa Cruz, where 30+ players get together every week and practice the ins and outs of playing together.
But perhaps my favorite thing to write about is the psychological aspect of playing: the thought process of “letting go” and imagining yourself a musician. What holds us back, what keeps us from playing with feeling, and what can we do to overcome that and allow ourselves to be whoever, and whatever, we want to be.
But what is your favorite part of this material I present?
Being that one of my goals is to create a book, my initial thought is that it needs to be limited to the written word and not contain the video tutorials. I can, of course, continue to create those video tutorials and post them online as I have been doing.
But what do you think?
I’d love it if all of you could take a moment to respond to this post, and let me know what your favorite topic is that I have written about, or what you’d like me to address in the future. If you saw my book in your local music store, what would entice you to pick it up and buy it, then take it home and read it? What would excite you?
What is it about music that you wish someone would explain? (And please – don’t worry about asking a stupid question – there is no such thing.)
I am excited to read what you all have to say about this.