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ACHIEVING

EXCELLENCE
Bright Gain
Bassplayer/Recording Artiste/
Jazz Composer/Motivational Speaker
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Excellence in
todays highly competitive music
industry/workplace demands more than a
thorough knowledge of your specialist field.

He that hath knowledge spareth his words:


and a man of understanding is of an
excellent spirit. Proverb 17:27
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To achieve

excellence , you
must work hard to ACHIEVE all your music potentials.
Tomorrow youll wish you had practiced harder
today
Tommy Smith
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Learn to build on your

strengths and
to develop the personal qualities that are the
keys to performing well.
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Identify your
weakness(es) as the first step to rectifying
them.
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Play to
Do things the easy way

your strengths.
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Accept critical
comments and act to remedy faults.
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Form long-term visions to help you notice
chances to move

forward.
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Take

Responsibility
at the earliest opportunity.

If you take responsibility for yourself you


will develop a hunger to accomplish your
dreams
Les Brown
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Never be afraid
to learn and use the lessons of your failures.
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LOVE WHAT
YOU DO!
If you believe in your art and
love what you do, that energy will
go out and people will respond
Ray Conniff
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never to
Make it a rule

give up
trying.
, but to keep on
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When one goal is achieved, set a


new, higher one.
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Actively seek feedback on


your own effectiveness.
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Aim at perfection,
even if that seems impossibly out of reach.
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Get
help from the

MASTERS in your field

WORK
of
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List the days tasks
in order of priority, then tackle them one by
one.
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Be Detailed.
I practice a line a thousand-plus times.
Each time I do that, I gain more insight, see
new ideas and hear unlimited sound
beauties thats hidden from the once-off
practice person
Bright Gain
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Perspire!
Genius is 1% inspiration and 99%
perspiration.
Thomas Edison
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Work Harder to
bring out your
genius.
Genius! For thirty-seven years Ive practiced
fourteen hours a day, and now they call me a
genius
Pablo de Sarasate
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Get excited about


challenges in a positive manner.
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BIBLE, and
Search the

Develop an ETERNAL world-


view that would motivate you in your quest
for MUSICAL Excellence
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Get closer to JESUS CHRIST


and Abide in HIM.

I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that


abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth
forth much fruit: for without me ye can do
nothing. John 15:5
All a musician can do is to get closer to the
source
John Coltrane
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Seek the help of the HOLY


SPIRIT at all times and

PRAY constantly about your


enterprise
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Practice!
Practice!!
Practice!!!
&
Perform! Perform!!
Perform!!!