This week I interview Mike Morris with Brownsburg Guitar. We talk about how cool it is to start up a guitar shop, his intent and the challenges. It’s a much longer episode than normal so if you’re on a long drive, sit back and enjoy!
This week we talk about upcoming episodes and the original Pentatonic Scale. I’d love to hear from you about what guitar picks you use or would like me to review. I have a bunch ready to go but would love more to add variety. Here is what Wikipedia states about the Pentatonic Scale.
This is one of the most difficult episodes I have done. I am only doing this because I have either done these things and regretted it later or have experienced someone else doing this and thought they were jerk-faces for doing it. I hope this helps you.
- Don’t take yourself too seriously
- Please put your ego aside a bit for the team
- Don’t scream at your band-mates
- Don’t abuse your band-mates time or take their time for granted
- Expecting your band to practice 3+ times a week and wait months for a paying gigs is unacceptable.
- Be realistic about your expectations of others in the band
- Lead, don’t push
- If you take a job in a band as “musician 2” don’t push to be “musician 1 or 3.” (rhythm guitar – lead guitar)
- If you have a negative gut feeling about joining a certain band, trust that instinct and don’t join.
- Give the band a chance
- Know when to be loyal and when loyalty will cost you.
- Don’t be afraid to try