Many of twitch viewers have seen my play my guitar over the years, notably during the office period. Back when I was in Oregon I spend a good time every week taking guitar lessons. As I didn’t have many friends during that time due to my incredibly remote location I really enjoyed my guitar lessons. It gave me a good hour to socialize with my teacher Phil as well as dramatically increase my level of play.
I really want to take lessons again at some point.
But right now I have many other activities such as work, streaming, and studying for my real estate license on my daily calendar so I don’t have any time to pencil lessons in, but when I have time again I definitely will. And mainly because I am a good student. When I have a teacher instruct me I listen and I learn so much faster than left to my own devices.
I just am naturally a good student.
So guitar lessons are great for me. For other people that learn very well on their own it may be a waste of money. But I use them well, and additionally I enjoy playing with others so much. One guitar is okay, but when you get to jam with another musician it is an entirely different experience.
I would love to be in a band some day.
That would be a ton of fun. And playing live shows? Man, that would be even better. I just absolutely love entertaining. It’s funny how I got into it too. At a really young age I enjoyed it, as when I was in a middle school musical, The Wiz. I was the head flying monkey. The best minor character of all the minor characters in my unbiased opinion.
Okay, it’s a totally biased opinion.
Back then I enjoyed being in the play so much that I decided to take a drama class when I was in high school. Unfortunately my drama teacher had it out for me to such a degree I ended up dropping the class after I finished my first semester. The teacher, while very good at her job as a drama instructor I will give her credit there, was just absolutely terrible to me. She would rip me apart whenever I did a scene. Constructive criticism is one thing, but just tearing down another person is another. I was receiving the latter. Every moment she could use me as her whipping boy she did. I decided to quit taking abuse and so I dropped the class.
Unfortunately this took me off my track as an entertainer. It wasn’t until about 10 years later that I started twitch streaming and I realized that I enjoyed being an entertainer. I had loved entertaining since I was a child, but sadly I had a terrible teacher who took me off that path.
But since then I got my bearings back together and I got on track. Since the years I started streaming back in 2015 I tried many things; the pro-gamer route, the give-away method (that was awful), the talk show platform, and the music oriented stream. I learned lessons from all the different types of twitch entertainment and while now I would define my show as a causal gaming channel at night with a hangout talk show in the mornings, I realize that the music portion of the stream was a fun facet that I left behind.
It’s time to bring it back.
I love playing guitar so much and I love music so much as well I want to bring that back into my stream. Maybe what I will do is start of the night shows with 2 hours of gaming and then transfer over to music to end the night. If I just live stream an hour of practice a day soon enough I will be really good.
It’s like anything though I guess, if you just stick with something long enough you can be great at it. Take talking for example. I’ve been doing that for so long I don’t even think about it. I just do it. It happens quite naturally.
The blogging is getting there too. I have now been posting every single day for over 40 days and my posts are also decent in content. Sure, some are much better than others, but everything that I post has at least some level of content to read, as compared to my posting period when I just uploaded a photo with a dumb haiku on the spot.
I really uh did a disservice to haikus with those posts lol.
But anyways, I am back with the music. More facets of entertainment for the stream. I find that my strategy to streaming may take a while to grow an audience versus just sticking to one role as playing one game, or just rapping, or anything in particular, but by having many different aspects of my channel I believe that I can make improve my stream’s quality by making myself more fun to watch through being all around more interesting.
I think many streamers out there plateau their viewer base through not choosing to expand their talents and make their streams more diverse. Sure, I often try to do to many things and that itself is a fair criticism of myself as this can have its own problems, but I believe that in the long run it will be good for my stream, and at the very least for myself as an entertainer for the future.
I mean who knows, maybe I will be in a band some day.
You know me. I just can’t stop scheming. And besides, that would be pretty rad.
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