LESSON FROM A ROCK STAR (Read time 0:27)
During the early days of running our publishing company, whenever my team and I took on an impossible project, I always had to muster a firm “intention” to go for it, along with a profound “commitment” to do the work and get the job done. Most of the time it usually worked out just fine—we got close enough.
I learned that simple process from Roger Daltrey. During an interview, the Who’s high baritone said: “I go for the notes I KNOW I can’t hit. But I’ve learned that if I have a firm “intention” of hitting it, and profound “commitment” to go for it, I can usually get close enough.”
|Posted By Aaron Wolfson|
| The Rea Ching |
Reaching facilitates achieving.
|Posted By joe|
| seconded |
me too i agree.. thanks mike it'll keep me on my path.. i'll never be as good as chris potter but i might come near.. plenty close enough..
|Posted By wichampi|
| Do or do not. |
Would we bake a cake if we were missing some of the ingredients ? Would we swim across the lake without practicing first ? Why wouldn't we hit that note ? We hit it right on.Coming close to it is out of the question.
|Posted By Ernie Leblanc|
| Intentional Commitment Leads to Suprises |
I have helped and taught many singers and musicians "Who" have simply been ignored and forgotten by those "Who" feel that no one other than themselves deserves the chance to develop and grow as performing artists. While I do not encourage mediocrity, I do believe that tolerating yourself at your worst can and actually may lead to you being "Able to Hit the High Notes!" Many Thanks and Best Regards, - Ernie Leblanc http://www.ernie-leblanc.com/ Proudly Endorsed Spector Bass Artist Since 2006 Endorser of Rotosound, 2007 and Hartke Bass Systems, 2008
|Posted By mark grove|
| Just Getting Close Enough |
Good comment from Gina on it being the best singing lesson you ever had. Although, we can't always get the tone we want on a guitar, or hit the note a band is going for,do this thing. Take what you can achieve and make it the best you can.No we can't always hit the high note so i always say improvise a little and do it your way. It's kind of like trying to get down some Hendrix material, but not quite doing it right or his way. Don't do it his way, do it yours. And don't worry so much about what others think, even a producer or booking agent. Hope that helps guys. I look forward to Mike's weekly motivational blog posts. I hope you do too. Mark " Just south of constitution park(it's much easier on your constitut
|Posted By Erik|
| Roger...Over and Out! |
"Close Enough" only works for lobbing hand grenades and dropping atom bombs. Aiming and settling for close enough is a bad habit.
|Posted By rachel|
| Where the water runs |
It finds its path.:-)
|Posted By Mitch|
| Excellent! |
Walking into a board meeting this morning with this post in my hand.
|Posted By Gina Pilgram|
| Great lesson! |
That's the best singing lesson I've ever had!
|Posted By John Tighe|
| Perfect timing |
Awesome reminder Michael, just what I needed to hear today.
|Posted By Bryn Anderson|
| I agree |
My personal company motto is 'Only the quitters are the losers'