In my life I have been to a lot of concerts, Ive seen many many talented people show the world their creative spark.
I saw this song performed live and I think it will forever stay with me. By the end of the song they had broken it down to just the lead singer shouting out that chorus line. I was standing in a room with 5000 other people awestruck by a perfect moment. No one was screaming out or jumping around, there was just a pure silence with soft yellow lights scanning the crowd which would occasionally blind me.
I felt privileged to be standing there, it was amazing to witness that event.
I was thinking about my failed plan just recently and I thought I would share with you how everything went down.
A few years ago I had this plagiarized idea in my head. I had watched the movie “Pay it forward” & thought to myself, “I wonder if I can pass music on the same way?”. Music had changed my life and I wanted to give someone else that love of music I had. When I was growing up my mum couldn’t afford lessons for me so I had to learn by myself & I had always wished that someone had taught me for free, therein lies my plan.
So I offered to teach anyone bass guitar for free so long as they promise to teach it to at least one other person for free once I’m done with them. This was the perfect plan, I could start something big here, I could imagine myself 20 years later finding someone that knew someone that knew someone I had taught.
At first it was difficult to find anyone, I couldn’t freely give myself away. I was pretty dis-heartened. When I was younger I would have given anything to have the same opportunity.
Eventually I did however find some people. I taught 3 people & spent around 2 years teaching them for free. It was a fruitless expedition, none of them followed through with their promise and none to this day continue to play music.
I learnt a lot from the experience. I lost no money nor did I make any but I learnt to choose the right people to invest my time.
The biggest thing I feel I learnt was that I cant make people fall in love with the same things I do.
I hope someone is inspired by this & aspires to make this idea work, even if its not musical, you can find something about yourself to give to someone.