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Self Critical

Discussion in 'Ask Justin Meldal-Johnsen' started by jallenbass, Feb 4, 2013.

  1. jallenbass

    jallenbass Supporting Member Commercial User

    May 17, 2005
    Bend, Oregon
    Thanks Justin for all that you've added to our community here. I really enjoy reading your posts.

    I'm doing a recording project right now and find that even though everyone is complimentary of my bass playing I'm thinking "Really? What about this, this and that?"

    I assume that I just have to get over it and do my best and appreciate the support. My question is: Does this ever go away for someone on your level or do you have so little, if anything, that you hear in your playing that bothers you?
  2. jmjbassplayer

    jmjbassplayer Justin Meldal-Johnsen

    Mar 25, 2005
    It never goes away. It recedes, but never vanishes.

    It's nice to have more tools in the toolbox, and that gets me through more. But it's still an issue.

    I'd submit that it's the sign of caring about your craft I guess...always learning, that old cliche.

    Just know that it's not only common, it's likely universal. Sometimes, as I get better, days go by where I feel proud and happy. And that's nice.

    The growth is always positive.