Welcome to episode 76 of the LJS Podcast where today we are talking about the huge benefits of playing with musicians who are better than you. If you want to improve and improve quickly, one of the best things you can do for yourself is to play with musicians with more experience and ability than you. Listen in!
Listen to episode 76[vc_cta h2=”Enjoy listening to this podcast?” h4=”If you get value from the LJS Podcast, help us out by leaving a rating and review on iTunes or your favorite podcast service. Thanks for your help!” shape=”square” add_button=”bottom” btn_title=”Rate and Review on iTunes” btn_style=”outline” btn_shape=”square” btn_color=”primary” btn_size=”lg” btn_link=”url:https%3A%2F%2Fitunes.apple.com%2Fus%2Fpodcast%2Flearn-jazz-standards%2Fid1094870430%3Fmt%3D2%26ls%3D1|||” el_class=”podcast_call”][/vc_cta]One big temptation for musicians is to avoid situations that will push them out of their comfort zones. It can feel so much easier to play with musicians you know you are better than, or not to play with others at all.
But when it comes to improving as a jazz musician it’s all about stepping out of that comfort zone and playing with others who will challenge you. The fastest way to improve is to find musicians who are better than you and play with them regularly. There are so many benefits from doing this, and that’s what this episode is all about; to help motivate you and point out these advantages that will help take your musicianship to the next level.
In this episode
It pushes you out of your comfort zone.
It will give you humility.
It will cause you to improve more quickly
- It will motivate you.
- It forces you to reach a higher level, even if subconsciously.
It helps you gain confidence.
- Confidence is a muscle you need to exercise.