Guitar Musings: “Guitar Scars as Your Experience Points”

Hey! My name's Cooper, and I hope I can be a helpful friend on your musical journeys. I'm a music artist based in Austin & Amsterdam, playing venues with a band / solo, and trying to learn with the most inspiring musicians wherever I go. In the last 8 years I've lived in Australia, northern Europe, the US and more.

(Last Updated On: August 12, 2019)
Guitar Musings: "Guitar Scars as Your Experience Points"

My guitar has some little scars on it.

Little dings on the rear of the neck, some sexy marks on the front, scratches all over the back.

It gives it character and shows that it’s been around.

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I used to be panicked from these things, but now I just feel very calm whenever I see a new one, even proud.

It’s because for years I was doing the vast majority of my guitar progress only in my living room.

But this summer, I spent more time playing the guitar out where there are people than I have ever spent before.

From the beaches and music festivals of Byron Bay in Australia, to the streets and small venues of Norway, Copenhagen – Denmark, The Netherlands, Portugal.

It changed my whole perspective on music.

About how music is something that’s happening outside, between people. That’s where it counts.

And how people FEEL energies that are coming out of a guitar – and out of the person who’s behind it.

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And that’s why each one of these scars represent some experience points that were gained with a lot of faith.

A lot of faith in going on a journey without a certain goal, just because my intuition tells me – go away and find your next answers, one by one. Get some marks on your guitar.

And the guitar was my girlfriend that went through everything with me.

Hey! My name's Cooper, and I hope I can be a helpful friend on your musical journeys. I'm a music artist based in Austin & Amsterdam, playing venues with a band / solo, and trying to learn with the most inspiring musicians wherever I go. In the last 8 years I've lived in Australia, northern Europe, the US and more.

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