It’s more than a little unusual to find a collection of inspirational ideas in a Music Theory book, but that’s where these came from.
One of my goals with Garage Band Theory was to be sure that any time there was an example on one page with an explanation on another, they would ALWAYS be on facing pages.
I also wanted every musical example that fills two pages to be on facing pages.
This meant I had to insert blank pages in spots to make the layout work. I wasn’t about to leave a bunch of blank pages in a book that was approaching 600 pages, and I considered all sorts of options to fill those pages ... maybe bios of famous musicians, maybe pics of instruments, maybe pics of players.
One day I noticed a book on my shelf my Dad gave me, “The Great Quotations” by George Seldes.
I hadn’t looked at it for a while, so I picked it up and after a few minutes it occurred to me that many of the inspirational ideas in this book can be really helpful to someone who’s taken on the difficult task of learning an instrument.
So I searched and developed a collection of ideas and thoughts that seem to me to be relevant to this process were all engaged in.
Hope you enjoy these as much as I do.