Originally Posted by Boomka
I failed my first audition at a prestigious university jazz program. It happens. I stuck to it and I make my living playing and teaching while guys I know who were in the program have given up and gone onto other things. Stay focussed on what you want and you'll get there.
Lots of books have been recommended, so I won't go there. Find a good mentor/teacher. Pay whatever it costs.
Listen a tonne.
Play with whoever will let you.
And remind yourself daily why you do it. Get a tattoo.
That is just swinging, man :-) Love that post.....favorite quotes: "play with whoever will let you", and "get a tattoo".
Hahaha, you made my day!!