How your personality affects the way you learn, play, and sing music
Here's what you do:
Choose one of the following sentences as the motivating goal of your life.
There are no wrong choices, each choice is perfectly excellent. It’s
very important that you don’t choose the purpose you think other
people want you to choose, or that you think is ‘proper’.
Also, it will help if you imagine that you can do just one of these things
with your life, not a blend of two or three. It won’t do you any
good to try and mix and match.
Just click the
one link in blue below that sums up what you feel is the true purpose of life.
The purpose of life is to be faithful and responsible, to do your duty,
to do what’s required, and to be there when people need you.
The purpose of life is to be genuine and real, to be yourself, to be the
person God made you to be, and life is a journey of discovery to find
out who that person really is. To have a meaningful life, and meaningful
is defined by who you are, not what you do.
The purpose of life is to live a life of excitement, to take risks and
live boldly on the edge, to strive against the odds and win mightily,
and to have as much fun as you can, if possible, all the time.
The purpose of life is to master skills and abilities that give you power
for good over people, material, technology, and resources. This power,
in turn, allows you to accomplish great things. The purpose of life is
to accomplish great things.
Why is this important? A person’s personality, their approach to and view of life, affects
what they see and hear in music, how they practice and play or sing, what
they want to get from music, what they can easily or with difficulty put
into their performing. Learning music is about you personally becoming
a musician, not just a random person or student being able to sing or
play. The fact is that many people work on music, even as students taking
lessons, and yet only a few actually learn to perform well, even if just
for themselves. And they may take lessons for years trying to learn to
no avail. You want to be one of those who actually becomes a singer or
player, average or awesome, so it’s very useful to know the areas
you will excel in – and have trouble with, and how to deal with
those potentials. This is so that you, personally, will be that one person
in 20 who ends up playing and singing, skillfully, just like you want
it to be. Even professional musicians, instructors, and teachers benefit
greatly from understanding their predispositions as they approach mastering
their art. Teaching based on what your strengths and weakness are, your
skills and foibles, produces more progress and learning in lessons than
instruction that doesn’t know how students tick.