There are many different styles of music that portray many different things. And there are also many different types of personality. Do you think to be a musician it takes being a perfectionist or being completely messy?
I'm a naturally messy person in all senses and I'll leave cleaning at the bottom of my list if needs be... but when I play on the violin, I like my violin to be clean, I like the area around me to be clean, and most of all I like my pieces to be clean and polished off before I perform them. I like them to be perfect. However, my natural 'habitat' is one of a messy one and I don't mind living in somewhat of a mess!
When it comes to music, I'm all over the place. My desk in my bedroom is always covered with scores of music I have written or I'm in the middle of writing, pieces I'm playing or intend to play and much more! My writing becomes a complete scruff when I am doing something I enjoy or something creative, such as writing stories or making music.
I have come across some very neat musicians who are just perfectionists in all ways, yet I have come across some of the most crazy, messy, mad and creative people who turn out brilliant.
What do you think? Are you messy or tidy, or a bit of a mixture of both? And what makes the best musicians?
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