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From the Vault: How to Beat the Brain Game for Musical Freedom (feat. Matt Vaartstra)

We’re doing a from-the-vault episode today. We’re going back in time where I had my very own brother on the show to talk about performance and how to beat the brain game that goes on when we’re playing music and trying to get better.

Looking forward to bringing this one back and bringing it back to life.

Listen to episode 358

In this episode:

1. The power of mindset over musical performance.

2. How to train a positive mindset with a Self-Talk Script.

3. Using the “Three D’s” to cut off your negative thoughts. -Detect -Disrupt -Dispute

4. Honing in on musical personal records vs. competition.

5. Fixed vs. Growth Mindsets.

6. How to measure your personal progress.

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Brent Vaartstra
Brent Vaartstrahttp://www.brentvaartstra.com
Brent Vaartstra is a professional jazz guitarist and educator living in New York City. He is the head blogger and podcast host for learnjazzstandards.com which he owns and operates. He actively performs around the New York metropolitan area and is the author of the Hal Leonard publication "Visual Improvisation for Jazz Guitar." He's also the host of the music entrepreneurship podcast "Passive Income Musician."

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