One of the unique services I provide with my social enterprise is to hand deliver my products to my customers. Today I a guy bought a looper from me. He enlisted in our National Service (NS) as an army personal. He’ll be coming out of the enlistment in a month’s time and then have 7 months before going to university. So the topic of our discussion in the brief time we are connected is, what can he do with music in his 7 months spare time.
Here are some of the points we discussed which I thought will make a good post. I added a few more after that, considering what if I would personally do if I had that 7 months.
Buy A Guitar Looper And Have Lots Of Looping Fun
This is what that customer did and he’s on the right track to spend the 7 months working on his groove. I written enough about why a guitar looper is the most important pedal and how it improves your rhythm like nothing else so check out the links for more details.
Invest in a Course and Learn From A Teacher You Admire
7 months is good time to not just improve but have a quantum leap in how you play. The best way to big improvement is to get a teacher. You may have a teacher you admire or a player you like very much. Go and act on asking them if they will teach you. Alternatively get into an online course that is effective. A lot of courses today allow you to submit your playing for critic and guidance by the teacher. Check out courses by Artistworks.com. My time with them learning from Martin Taylor’s FingerStyle Guitar and Keith Wyatt Blues Guitar has been most effective and memorable learning time in my playing history.
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Get Some Friends Together And Jam
If you are a bedroom or closet player, a long break maybe a good time to bring your playing to a new level playing with others. And if you have already been doing that to form a band and get serious with your music.
One of the joys of playing the guitar is playing with other people. Maybe your time practising and playing with yourself is coming to an end. It’s time for playing with others and becoming more serious about your music beginning.
I have been a bedroom musician most of my life and its only recently that I started to get together with a group of people to jam. Before you do so, maybe you should read the account of how I survive my first jam session.
Write Some Songs Enough To Make An Album
Give it a go to write songs. If you are new to it, it’s a good time to invest in learning how to do it. It doesn’t have to be difficult if you allow yourself to flow with the music that is already in you. If you already have enough songs that can make an album, instead of writing, get it recorded.
7 months to get into recording, producing and maybe even selling your album is worth the time. And today’s music technology to setup a home studio and your own music and selling it is more than adequate and available.
Start An Online Business Marketing Musical Products You Love.
Maybe playing is not the way you choose, if you are entrepreneural and just want to get into the business side of music, consider starting an online business using a website to do affiliate marketting. Affiliate marketting basically is about getting a commission to promote products that you like without needing to own the stocks. You point your buyers to affiliate partners like Amazon, Guitar Centre and Musican Friend and when they make a sell, you get the commision.
One of the challenges of online business is time it takes to build a traffic and if you have 7 months dedicated to do it, it will be excellent as not many people have that. You can start one easily with programs that teaches you how to do it. I have a website called Easyonlinebusiness Club to help you with this with all the research I put into finding the right products you need to get started.
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Well above are 5 things I recommend that you do with your 7 months spare time. Of course these recommendation will be different if the duration is shorter or longer for 7 months, you can make meaningful musical journey.
So what will you do if you have 7 months of break? Let us know by giving me your comments below. I love to hear your adventures.