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ML34: Paddy Milner on The Creative Process, Playing with Tom Jones and How To Master Musical Instruments

Discover the creative process of a top musician, the most important learning habits for someone looking to master a musical instrument and the ways technology is affecting the evolution of different genres.
Nasos Papadopoulos

Paddy Milner is a musician and songwriter who’s widely recognised as one of the leading blues piano players in the world.

He’s currently the piano player of choice for Sir Tom Jones, following several years with the late great Jack Bruce and his current group Londonola plays homegrown British music with a strong dose of New Orleans spirit.

On top of being an exceptional musician, Paddy is also a great teacher and has produced several blues piano courses for different levels. This makes him the perfect man to outline the process of learning and mastering an instrument.

In this episode we discuss a range of interesting topics including:

- Paddy’s creative process and where he draws inspiration from
- The key habits needed to pick up and master a musical instrument
- Paddy’s experience of working with the likes of Jack Bruce and Tom Jones

So whether you're looking to pick up a new instrument or take your current one to the next level this episode will give you all the inspiration you need and actionable strategies you can start applying straight away.

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Selected Resources

▶️ Paddy's Piano Courses - Music Gurus

▶️ Unsquare Dance (Live) - Paddy Milner & The Sousa Band 

🖥 Paddy's Personal Site - paddymilner.com

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