I was remembering again today the importance of spending considerable time around artists, in my case today, musicians, who are stronger and more seasoned than you.
Lingering in environments where the music is always a bit tighter, a bit richer, a bit more confident, a bit more “seasoned” than one’s one expression is simply good for the gift.
We rise to this. We listen, and remember why we love to play. We approach our instrument just a bit differently for a week after an inspiring performance.
Linger among those, in concerts or in studios, in living rooms or on stages, that play with greater authority than you.
You will rise to it, and your song will be sweeter.