Tag Archives: George Odam

Injuries and Poor Musical Technique

If it hurts, then you are probably doing it wrong. Playing a garden party piano gig on a slightly inclined slope for a couple of hours seemed like a good idea at the time. However, the day after, my back … Continue reading

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As a beginner musician, should I take grades?

It is a question which comes up regularly in my work as a music teacher and lecturer. In the popular music world of guitar, vocals, bass, keyboards and drums, taking grades almost seems irrelevant to many musicians. The idea of … Continue reading

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Wrong is on the road to Right

In my last blog I tackled the idea of comparing ourselves to other musicians and how damaging it can be for our musical progress. Many of my fellow musicians agreed and nodded energetically to this and realised they had been … Continue reading

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