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Taking Musical Shots to Increase Your Success Rate

“You miss 100% of the shots that you don’t take”.

Have you ever heard that old Wayne Gretzky quote? That’s the greatest hockey player that ever lived. Or was it Michael Scott from The Office? I get that one a little bit confused sometimes. Anyways, we’re gonna talk about that quote, “You miss 100% of the shots that you don’t take”.

In today’s episode, we’re going to be talking about some musical mindset and how we can propel our music and our jazz playing forward.

Welcome to episode 421

In this episode:

1. The quote “You miss 100% of the shots that you don’t take” is attributed to Wayne Gretzky, the famous hockey player.
2. The importance of taking action and not being afraid to try new things.
3. The analogy between hockey and music, emphasizing the need to take musical “shots” or try new ideas.
4. The significance of persistence and continuous practice in improving musical skills.
5. The idea of experimenting with different strategies and approaches to music to find what works best.
6. The concept of learning from mistakes and using trial and error to enhance musical abilities.
7. The role of improvisation in jazz music and the importance of taking risks and reaching for new ideas.
8. The connection between exploration and creativity in music.
9. The impact of AHA moments and how they can lead to breakthroughs in musical expression.

Important Links:
Free Guide to learning standards by ear: Learn Jazz Standards the Smart Way
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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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