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Is your life fulfilling...?

This is a picture from when I was recording "The Outsider".⁠ ⁠


It was just this year, but it already seems aeons ago... ⁠ ⁠ It's strange how you can spend countless hours working on something:⁠

  • Dialing the right tone⁠

  • Changing strings and check your instruments⁠

  • Editing all virtual instruments ⁠

  • And record, and record again, and again, and again... Until you snap! ^^⁠ ⁠

It's really hard and exhausting; and sometimes even frustrating, but in the end, we would do it all over again and enjoy it! ⁠ ⁠ Artists are kind of masochists like that! 😅⁠



My absolute passion resides in creating my own music, there's not doubt about that! And although it's been a long (and sometimes painful) process, I took great pleasure in creating The Outsider.


But there's so much more you can do as a musician...


These days, I'm creating a power metal ballad arrangement of Purcell's "Cold Song" for a colleague.⁠ ⁠

Two weeks ago, I did a full transcription and metal arrangement of the main theme of "Mahabharat" (I assume it's a bollywood movie) for a client⁠. ⁠

And I'm currently practicing ten guitar solos I will record during the Autumn for another band of colleagues⁠. ⁠


I LOVE MY JOB! 🤩⁠ ⁠


It can be hard at times to be an artist, but it's a very fulfilling life! ⁠ ⁠

Not only is it great to create something of your own⁠ (To be honest I couldn't live without composing anything!)⁠ ⁠ but it's also incredibly rewarding to work for others on their projects: ⁠ ⁠

  • You can see that people trust your skills, and it feels good!⁠ ⁠

  • You get to work on things you are not used to sometimes, and it's full of surprises, really interesting, and it really develops your ability to adapt!⁠ ⁠

  • And finally, working with people and other artists in different contexts, and from different countries, always imply very unique and interesting experiences! ⁠ ⁠⁠



Now, there's one last thing I'm used to as a musician: teaching.


I've always loved teaching. First I started doing that to have some kind of a stable job after I finished my year at the academy.

But I found out that I actually really love it! It's one of the most rewarding things to see how you get to inspire people directly, and how grateful they are then.


I've been teaching music to dozens of students for years now.


I mainly teach guitar and music theory (and harmony) and give coaching on composing, but I used to teach piano and singing lessons as well.


I'm not a singer, not even close.^^ But I used to work as an actor as well and I'd studied vocal and breathing techniques extensively so I got wonderful results with my students.


This actually started out of the blue, just like I mentioned earlier, as an unexpected request: one of the companies I worked for was running short on teachers for singing lessons so they asked me if I could try, and I just gave it a shot.


Then, things went really well and I got several students in singing as well.

In cases like this one, you just have to embrace the situation and adapt, and in the end, it all goes well.


Now, as I said, I essentially focus on teaching guitar and theory lessons online, so I can teach to students from all around the world and it's, as always, a wonderful experience.



To sum up, an artist's life can be real hard, but there's so much to do, so many wonderful people to meet, it is so fulfilling that it's really worth the efforts.


And I do hope that, somehow, whether it's your job or a hobby, there's something that drives you the way music drives me.


Sincerely,


Louis 🤘🏻



🎸 N.B.: To hire me, take guitar lessons or enquire about my services, visit this section.


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