Beatle Paisan

Thursday, September 10, 2009

To Play Music - Just Do It!

Ah, for the days of whiling away hours - literally - playing my guitar(s). I'd not meditated seriously prior to playing music. And it only took me a few years afterwards that I realized that I actually WAS meditating! Playing music - on whatever level - is a meditative experience. It's a learning experience. It's a beautiful experience. And, as you might imagine, playing along to Beatle Music just heightened my experience.

If you've ever dreamed of playing music but felt intimidated, fear not. Just look & listen to those who dare to call themselves "musicians". They have an arsenal of five (5) chords that they use over & over in different incantations. But who's to say they are ridiculous? They're doing it! They are playing music!! While we can be scornful of the three-to-five-chord wonders, we should at least learn those five chords first before we cast aspersions on these so-called posers. They are doing what they love to do. They have "grabbed the bull by the balls and kicked those punks off campus!" (Sorry, lapsed into an "Animal House" moment...).

It's the old story. Those that may have a fraction of the talent or genius that you do, BUT they're out there doing it & enjoying life (which equates to a successful life, really).

So, how 'bout we get off our collective tuckus' and get playin' our "axe of choice!" That part of yourself that's been empty and in the waiting room of life will immediately feel "in the game".

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