I was looking around for a decent Miles Davis documentary when I found a great clip (below) of Miles talking about practicing.
You have to find your own way to learn…..There’s no shortcut. I’m no accident……You have to practice and you have to study.
It’s always encouraging to hear legends explain that their massive success came from picking up their instrument everyday and practising. So often our heroes get placed on a god-like pedestal, leaving the rest of us common folk thinking that they must have had something in their genetic code that made them more likely to succeed.
But hearing that he too had to put in the grunt work to get to where he got inspires me to put down the internetz, pick up my instrument and practice.