Why is it in your life?
Most times I play a guitar, I’m on stage in front of an audience. So what you need is something to be playing with, something that lets you play in front of lots of people — or at least in front of a lot, so you are able to play something that is a bit of a novelty. But whatever it is, I think a guitar in your bag makes a great first step.
The next question is about “why an instrument.” This time, the answer is simple: it’s an instrument you want to play in your life and the one you will be using in it as well.
I really like playing the guitar and I would go to bed at night in a state of happy anticipation — not because I’m a big fan of a particular instrument — but because it was that thing I was born for.
I like playing music and playing with my guitar. I have done a lot of teaching, but mostly it comes down to playing it. You can’t play without playing. I think that the guitar is a good instrument for a musician — an all-purpose, all-of-the-time instrument — though if you have a guitar that is for a specific sound and you have to choose one or the other, I don’t know what you’re doing.
The problem is that it’s usually a bit of a pain — not necessarily in terms of how it’s going to sound — but I don’t know if it would be fun.
It would be the equivalent of going off to college in a band and saying, ‘OK, I’m going to play in a rock band.'”
I don’t know.
I don’t have the time to do anything right.
It may be too big of a commitment. I would say, “Don’t go to school. Go do something — take a guitar or a piano and learn something that you love.”
I do go back and forth between two things — when you’re playing a song or a song arrangement, and when you’re making music as a writer. Making your own arrangements is really fun. I’d like to do whatever I can to expand my musical horizons.