Speak Your Musical Truth

A musical idea is not just something you visualize in your brain or even something you hear in your mind’s ear. It is both those things and more.

It is most of all something you feel in your GUT.

It is as instinctive and as personal and as urgent as the words you speak.

Sometimes you cannot immediately articulate that gut-level feeling, but it is nonetheless real, viscerally TRUE — waiting for you to give it its fullest expression, whether in words or in music.

For this reason, questions about “clichés” and “originality” and “groundbreaking-ness” are utterly beside the point.

When you speak your musical truth from your heart, what else matters?

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