I love how musicians, especially rock musicians, for some reason equate “knowing the rules of music” with “being a worse musician or songwriter than someone who deliberately doesn’t know any rules.” I find that laughable.
Yet I also find laughable the idea that just because somebody doesn’t have the stamp of approval from “the academy,” what they do is somehow sub-par. I tie the music to writing and technology, trust me.
“Amateur” doesn’t mean you’re “amateurish,” as I explain in this video.
I also start with another shout-out to author Adam Lane Smith and his excellent debut novel, Making Peace.
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