My latest realization is that “there is no there!” We all set goals for ourselves as musicians. Why do we set these? Are we not trying to get somewhere that we want to be? Throughout my own years of playing, I, too, have set many such goals. I continue to set goals. However, I no longer hope to get ‘there.’
My own teacher, Garry Dial, and his teacher, Charlie Banacos, both encouraged their students to appreciate music as a life-long journey rather than a destination. This road is endless! Enjoy this trip and take that next step. Music is movement. Musicians are as well.
Sid Gasner/ Guitar and Bass teacher and performer