Guitar Lessons Tulsa | Not Giving Up
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And this edition of the Curtis music Academy podcast, I’m going to be discussing how you can not give up when taking guitar lessons Tulsa. Without further ado, my name is Steven. I’ve been a musician for 12 years and I have enjoyed every minute of it. I have gotten a lot of experience in performing, in teaching, in helping bands work together and teamwork and and different levels of pressure when it comes to performing as well. I’ve played different instruments and understand what it means to be a musician and the hard work that goes into it and that sometimes you do feel like actually giving up on something.
But I think a really key point and we’ll get into this is knowing why you’re doing something. My second point will be how you can stay positive in guitar lessons Tulsaand my third is how you can stay focused by eliminating distractions in guitar lessons Tulsa. And so without further ado, we are discussing not giving up. Like I told you, I’ve been a musician for 12 years, probably going on 13 years now and I’ve enjoyed every minute of my musician career. I’ve gotten to play on stages like American idol. I’ve gotten to do competitions. I’ve gotten to do church bands, worship teams. I’ve gotten to travel managing a team as well.
And there are plenty of reasons to give up on lots of things in life. But, from my own experience as a kid learning guitar, in guitar lessons Tulsa even before learning guitar, my father, who am, I’m very, very appreciative of, had brought a guitar in one Christmas into our house and it was not a inexpensive guitar at all. It was actually a very cheap guitar. And he bought it from target and brought it home. And after walking inside the front door, proposed this question to his three boys and two daughters on the floor playing with toys. He said, somebody’s gonna learn how to play this guitar. And he raised it up high to the air. And I said, I will while raising my hand.
And that is when he handed me the guitar and I looked at it, grabbed it from his hands and looked at it and began right away playing that guitar. I went right to my room and dropped whatever toys I was playing with. I don’t even remember what they were. I don’t remember really what I was doing before that, but all I know is that I have this new instrument, this new piece of equipment, this new opportunity in my hands and I was going to maximize it through guitar lessons Tulsa. And so that’s when I shot to my room, my little room, three, like seven by 10 room and began practicing every day for at least an hour a day.
And I remember the challenges along the road. You know, when I came to a year later, three years later, five years later, 10 years later, there were many different adversities, many different things in spots and even milestones where I could have quit or given up. But I want to encourage you today to not give up. And this is something I had to discover on my own. Kind of when it came to musical instruments. But in life, you know, I had my good parents, but I started to, as I turned 13 and 14, began to ask myself, why am I doing this? Why am I picking up this instrument every day? Why am I playing it?
And to, for me it was a ministry thing. I wanted to honor God through music. I wanted to bring glory to God through music. And that’s, that was my why. And so my first question for you is, do you know why you’re doing what you’re doing? Do you know why you’re playing the guitar? I would argue that if you don’t, you may not be playing it for very much longer in guitar lessons Tulsa. You want to, why that makes you cry. You want to have design a why or or discover the why in which you play the instrument. I first of all fell in love with playing it. You know, first it started off, I just love playing this thing. I love, you know, getting to strum the strings and hear sounds that are in my head and then try to put them on and try to play them and evoke them through the guitar.
And the more I did that, the more familiar with the fretboard and the strings. I became the more familiar with the sounds that the guitar could make. Started to fiddle around with it, play with it, you know, really experiment with it. And it really did pay off. And so my first point is know why you’re doing something. That is how you can never give up on really anything in life. But whenever we’re talking about guitar lessons Tulsa, it is going to be very, very important that you know why you’re playing the guitar. Ask yourself, why am I playing the guitar? Why am I taking guitar lessons Tulsa? Why am I even attempting to, you know, use my own time to play this instrument? Why am I using my own time? Why am I going through the pain and the soreness of the fingers so that I can play for longer periods of time?
You know, why am I sacrificing? Why am I learning? Why am I doing this? And so asking yourself the why question is going to be very key in establishing the foundation, establishing the, the reasoning behind why you should keep going through adversities that you will most certainly come across in the future. My second point is staying positive. It’s important that you continue to keep a positive attitude through the adversities that you will face in the near future. However, if you do not stay positive, you will be negative about the adversities that you face and there is a lesser chance that you will endure, a lesser chance that you will actually win against those adversities.
If you, along with your adversity are spewing negativity to your work. And so I really want to encourage you today to stay positive because positivity, well, kill negativity, negativity kills creativity. Think about that. So it’s important to stay positive because if we don’t look on the bright side, if we don’t see the light at the end of the tunnel, if we don’t continue looking up, then we will stumble and fall. We will give in to the voice that says, nah, it’s time to give it up. It’s getting too hard. It’s getting too hard for my fingers. My fingers are getting really sore, or my string just broke, or you know, my, my guitar cracked.
You know, a lot of those things tend to disabled people to where they stop playing their instrument. Maybe a string pops and then you don’t know what to do and you don’t really ask questions on how to fix it. You know, it’s problem solving. A lot of adversity is just, you know, being so convinced, being so determined as to why you’re doing this, that nothing, no how no, no obstacle. The on the path on the journey, no dip. No Valley can take you off of the goal and can discontinue you from reaching the goal. If you’re trying to get to California and someone’s trying to convince you over and over and over again how beautiful Florida is, then you might go, if you don’t know why you’re going to be going to California, you might say, Hey, I’m just traveling. I’m just trying to experience the world.
Cool. Let’s go to Florida. Well, for me, it’s, I’m going to California to see my family. My family is not in Florida. Therefore I need to stay on this path. My last point is how you can stay focused and eliminate distractions. Well, we stay focused by eliminating distractions and anything distracting you from achieving the goal must be rid of. You must get rid of it and focus laser Lee. We must stay laser focused to achieve goals. Guys never giving up. You can know why you’re doing it. Stay positive and stay very, very focused.