JPM talks about the 3 Cycles of minor 3rds (which outlines a full diminished seventh chord) and how to use these cycles to practice your ideas and transcriptions.
I am a firm believer that what you do with your time and energy will be returned to you accordingly. I also believe that this same principle applies to helping others with your positive energy. I really believe that we have a duty and an obligation to help our fellow human beings, especially if we have been blessed with good health and good fortune. From time to time, it’s easy to take our good life for granted. However, all we need to do is look around at the world in which we live, and It shouldn’t take long to discover that many others may need a little lift me up, a smile, words of encouragement or a song.
As artists, we have been blessed with a gift to touch the lives of people from every culture and walk of life through our music. Music is the universal language and it knows no boundaries. Therefore we have an opportunity to share and lift up both the young and old alike, from every corner of this globe. As human beings, we can offer our extended hand to any and all who wish to receive it. From one to one encounters or to group brotherhood, we have the ability to reach out and touch and change lives. I would recommend that each of you get involved with community programs with your church/synagogue, and or create and sponsor an event for something you believe in. Have you ever thought about having a benefit concert? This is a great way to reach out and help others and at the same time, have an opportunity for your voice to be heard. More often than not, the media (especially your local media) loves a good story and will usually cover something that has a “feel good message”. Sometimes when we open our heart with what God has given us in our life, he has a way of shinning that light back on us. Now I don’t mean in a selfish, greedy manipulative kind of way, I mean in a true genuine spirit way, never expecting anything in return. It is always important that your intentions are really heartfelt and genuine.
BOTTOM LINE: We have an obligation to reach out, touch and uplift the lives of those in need.
KEYWORDS: Outreach, Intentions, Character, Heartfelt, Help
GOOD INTENTIONS: Put a smile and touch the hearts of those who will listen to your gifts.
* Organize a benefit concert.
* Perform a private show at a nursing home.
* Perform a solo/private show at a cancer ward at your local hospital. * Perform at a homeless shelter.
* Donate CDs to charities.
* Donate CDs and merchandise to a silent auction.
* Be creative and organize your own event or foundation.
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In this video, JPM outlines how he practices and gives you advice on how to up your game and make the most of your practice time. Get a free .pdf further explaining the concepts discussed in this video: Free .pdf Download
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