There are probably not many here who cares too much about symphonic musical scores and the like, but I read a brilliant article this week in the Film Music Weekly, which I thought I should share with you.
The magazine can be downloaded for free at http://www.filmmusicweekly.com/
Just follow the link to download the current issue (012208). I am talking about the article on page 10 named "When great is the enemy of good". Ron Hess discuss the age old issue of not finishing any project because artists try to be brilliant.
The article end with the following paragraph, summing it all up. "The bottom line for all of this is simple: don’t ever let “great” get in the way of “good.” They don’t give prizes for being way ahead of the pack if you don’t finish the race. And when you do get in the comfortable habit of delivering “good,” eventually “great” comes along for the ride."
Hess also offers some advice for those who do not finish projects:
2) Intuit, then polish.
3) Plan your work and then work your plan
Brilliant article and as applicable to amateur guitarists as it is to orchestral score composers. I highly recommenr this read.
Your opinions please.