Drier than the driest martini
Tuesday, September 28th, 2010
That is how Paul Desmond wanted to describe his alto sax playing and I think this track epitomised his huge talent. Michael Gerber of eMyth Worldwide tells a great story about his saxaphone teacher, Merl. Merl told Michael if he wanted to be the best saxophone player in the world he had to practice 5 hours a day, 5 days a week. One day he said, “Michael, you don’t make music; the music finds you. Your job is to practice.”
And that is what Michael says we should do; practice, practice, practice – looking for the music, looking for the music. And one day after Michael had been practising his saxophone playing for a few weeks, suddenly the music would just turn up, and all the hairs on the back of Michael’s neck would stand on end and Merl would join in and play harmony. It was amazing.
Michael says we can do the same in our businesses. If we practice the right things everyday, suddenly our music will show up. A big thank you to Dickie Armour for allowing me to share this story