I will start this blog out like this Memphis,TN is fun! I have always heard about Memphis being a great place for music. I am here to tell you that was is a very true statement. The music in Memphis is awesome. It is music everyday at basically every hour, just on Beale street alone. The streets are filled with people (more on the weekend) great smells of BBQ in the air and once again music. To be around this atmosphere of music is motivating. I am learning so much musically here that it's incredible. I realize that I have been missing out with not having the knowledge of music theory.
Music theory is actually so important. I was told that I was blessed with the talent to create beats, and to have a good ear for music itself, but I needed more music theory knowledge to fully enhance my craft. Me being here in Memphis has shown me the importance of music theory. I am learning a lot in this little bit of time. Just today I learned that you can play a C major chord with C as the low note and E and G on top, or you can play a C major chord with E as the low note and G and C on top. Changing the order of the notes can give the chord a different color. This knowledge of music theory has helped me create a new beat that I will share in a future song with you. I am looking forward to learning more. I am also looking forward to learning to truly play an instrument. I have began the piano again and it is going well, but everyday in rehearsal I become more and more fascinated with the guitar. The guitar scares me though. I am undercover clumsy, meaning I break stuff on accident. I could see myself breaking the strings. I know that shouldn't deter me away from playing the guitar, but I will be honest the thought of breaking the string is fully in my head. The guitar is so versatile, and seems easier to travel with, so I think I have made my decision. It's time to learn the guitar.
The reason I am down in Memphis is because I am now apart of the "BB Kings All Star Band" as the lead male vocalist. I will be touring, so keep an eye out on my facebook, and instagram pages as to where I will be traveling the next couple of months. I will now go ahead an answer more questions that I received.
1.What is a typical day or week like for me? A typical day for me could vary, I am a pretty laid back person with drive. I am a vocalist so sleep is very important for my voice to heal, but my sleep pattern isn't normal, because I'm a night owl. I get more creative at night. I call it my second wind. I began to feel sleepy then 'boom'. I get the itch to develop a new song, or beat, or just work on something that I have already started. With that being said here is how my days are spent in Memphis. I wake up around 8am. I go do a light workout at the gym for around 20 minutes to get my blood flowing. I then come upstairs to change my shirt and I go eat breakfast. After breakfast I take a shower and I usually get sleepy again, so I set my clock, and take an early nap. Once I wake I have to brush my teeth again, and I will start the process of going over the music that I need to know for rehearsals. Around 1pm, I began getting dressed and I head out for rehearsals at 1:30pm. I arrive at the the rehearsal studios around 1:45. From there I will do a very light warm-up for my voice which consist of lip trills and breathing techniques. Rehearsal begins at 2pm. After Rehearsal, the band and I are usually very hungry, so we head over to the famous BB Kings Blues Club to eat some great food and listen to some awesome music. From there, I will go take a little nap, and once I wake up I will go over my songs that I need to know for the following day's rehearsal. my next move is to go eat again. I get hungry when I do music, it pushes my brain a lot which I guess makes me get hungrier. I don't know if that is really what happens. I am going with that story though. After I finish my music review and feel comfortable about the following days rehearsal. I then work on my own music. I have made it a point to put at least 2 hours a day into my craft. This has made me even more focused and I am looking forward to sharing the finish product with you.
What is something you need to improve about yourself? There are many things that I need to improve, so this answer could be very long winded. Fortunately I am just going to focus on one improvement today, and that is improving my social media. I am terrible at social media. I have been battling this for years. I am just not consistent and consistency is what wins in the social media game. I preach being positive so I know that I need to change my outlook on social media to being more positive, but i definitely struggle with it. My problem is. I either forget to post, or I get into my head as to what I'll post. Then once I do that, I won't post, so I am eliminating all chance of interaction that I could have with anyone consistently. They say that the first step is admitting that you have a problem so I just admitted it. I will work on improving my social media interaction.
Thank you for reading. I will continue to post.