Sam Newsome

Sam Newsome
"The potential for the saxophone is unlimited." - Steve Lacy

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Four Letter Words: Choosing the Correct One

As musicians and artists, we’re constantly bombarded with this four-letter word with everything that we do: M-O-R-E. We're always under the pressure to get more gigs, make more money, play more shit, sell more CDs, and grow more audience.

But I’m here to say that we should be consumed by a different four-letter word: L-E-S-S. Aiming for less actually gives us more. It allows us to be more consistent, more focused, and it allows us to matter more to people who actually care about what we do.

I’ve always been a believer in the principle of opposites. If you want to learn to play fast, practice slow. If you want a bigger sound, practice soft. And if you want more out of life, aim for less.

Just some fruit for thought.

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