Do As I Say….Not As I Do (fear)

Well, I just finished my first semester teaching Music Business Marketing at IUPUI and I gotta say, I think it turned out alright! The class was kind of thrust upon me rather quickly back in January and I didn’t have time to read the textbook before the semester started, nor really prepare as much as I would have liked, but as I began writing lectures, then giving them, then discussing them, I realized that I had a lot to learn. Being a professional in the music field for a while now, I had some common knowledge things under my belt I could talk about…I was always looking for things I could talk about to deflect something.

But what? What was I deflecting?

Fear.

I was full of fear (or fearful) that the class would find me out as an impostor, a fake, a rube, a moron, a charlatan, or simply a fraud. See, everything that I was teaching about music marketing are things that I KNOW work. Consistency with updates, blogging, engaging with the audience, keeping up on Facebook, Twitter, ReverbNation, SoundCloud, Instagram, Tumblr, Foursquare et. al. I would write lectures, then give them while thinking, ‘Gee, I need to start doing this!’ As the semester went along, my lectures began to take on an air of internal dialogues. Each lecture came closer to me simply talking to myself, convincing myself to start blogging, start interacting, be useful, build my audience.

And so, here I am. Beginning what I hope to be a slurry of new content populating the interwebs on various topics. I have a lot I want to write about, some funny subjects, some serious subjects, music in general, jazz in particular, my gig experience, vegetarianism, atheism/agnosticism, living with cats and everything in between!

Stay in touch, tune-in, chime in with your thoughts and comments and check it all out!

Anything in particular you’d like to discuss? Let’s GO!!

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About richarddole

Professional trombone player in the Indianapolis area. I play, I teach and I run! Currently adding 'baby wrassler' to my resume!
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