Jack of All Trades, Master of None
How Many Times Have I Heard My Dad Repeat Those Words?
They Made Me Feel Like I was Not Good Enough
And, I Can Still Play Well Enough in Most Styles That I Choose To Study
I Learned That Broader Knowledge of Music Has Contributed To My Greater Knowledge of Guitar
So, I Always Advocate Studying As Many Styles As Possible
In That Way You Gain A Deeper Understanding Of Our Chosen Instrument –
No one asks how to motivate a baby. A baby naturally explores everything it can get at, unless restraining forces have already been at work. And this tendency doesn’t die out, it’s wiped out.
- BF Skinner
Curiosity is One of Your Greatest Strengths As A Human Being
And As A Guitarist
When You Pick Up Your Guitar Do Not Just Play What You Know
“What Would Happen If I …”
Be Warned - The Result May Not Be As You Imagined!!!
“a jack of all trades is a master of none,
but oftentimes better than a master of one.”
Jack of all trades has become somewhat of an insult, but it didn’t begin as one.
The phrase was originally used to describe a playwright who was always hanging around the theatres.
He would help with the stage, the set and the costumes. He would remember lines and try directing. This so-called jack of all trades was in fact William Shakespeare. The full phrase is “a jack of all trades is a master of none, but oftentimes better than a master of one.”
It was a compliment.
Let Us Make It A Compliment Once More