They laughed when I sat down at the piano, blog article written by Ted Prodromou

You would laugh at me if I sat down at the piano. 

I always wanted to play an instrument. 

I tried drums. 

I tried piano. 

I tried guitar. 

I even sucked at playing the recorder in 4th grade. 

For some reason, the musical part of my brain doesn't work. 

Playing an instrument is a monumental struggle for me. 

When Tom Ruwitch suggested we read How to Write One Song: Loving the Things We Create and How They Love Us Back by Jeff Tweedy for this month's Mastermind Book Club, my stomach started churning. 

How could I learn to write a song? 

Why would I want to learn how to write a song? 

I suck at anything musical. 

I'd be the laughing stock if I wrote a song and tried to play it on a piano. 

This would take me out of my comfort zone. 

Miles outside. 

I accepted Tom's challenge. 

I'll admit I had a lot of apprehensions as I started reading the book. 

It took me a few chapters to get past my fears. 

I finished the book and learned a ton about writing a song. 

Like everything, there's a process or formula you can follow. 

I'm no Taylor Swift, but at least I know a process I can follow to write my first song. 

Join us on Thursday, August 24th at 11:30 AM Pacific/2:30 PM Eastern as Tom and I share our learnings from How to Write One Song in the Mastermind Book Club. 

>>> Register for the free call here 


P.S. I promise not to sing or play the piano on the call. 

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