Dear Piano Friend,
I was embarrassed.
I had just gone to a blues jam session and was laughed off the stage.
If you can picture the look of horror on my face. It was worse than you can imagine.
You see, I had been trying to teach myself blues piano for 5 years. But it clearly wasn’t working.
I was playing the same old cliche licks. You know the ones that everybody’s heard 1000 times before?
My chords sounded flat.
My chops, my licks, my ear, my scales, and my improv were not where they needed to be either. Everything about my playing was lacking.
I was sick of sounding like an amateur and tired of feeling disorganized.
It got to the point where I was afraid to play in public. And I was scared I’d never be the player I dreamed of being.