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I’ve been an amature inventor for a long time.
– Billy Sheehan
Music is always changing and the changes are unpredictable.
Be honest with yourself and the way you act when you hear music. That way, when people watch, they’ll see something from your heart and soul, and as a result will communicate your feeling and thought much better.
I didn’t follow the standard rules of bass playing, and many musicians on many different instruments who became noteworthy for their unique or particular style did a very similar thing.
My home studio is my private instrument for me only. It’s not intended to record anyone but me.
It was also important for me to have a burning desire to achieve something worthwhile on that instrument, and I devoted many many many hours with little or no compensation to perfecting whatever I could, because I loved it so much.
Very often I suspend my musical sensibilities to enjoy music as a fan.
I’m a fan of many different styles of classical and symphonic music.
What people think of me and my playing is up to them, not me.
I gave up a lot of things in exchange for my success.
If I had to do it over, I wouldn’t change a thing.
I plan on doing a lot more work on my own, and discovering and doing more.
We’ll see some simplistic players for a while, who’ll then get into more complicated things and evolve with their instruments. This is a cycle that happens over and over again in music.
And no again: My studio is not a first or any step toward becoming any type of businessman on my part.
I believe the best persona to be onstage is the one that comes naturally.
It is never easy for anyone to have success in music.
I listened to many different types of instruments and music, and have always tried to look at the bass as an instrument as opposed to only a bass.
History has repeated itself many times througout the ages.
I love a lot of reggae, but I’ve never had the opportunity to play with any reggae guys.
I think the future looks great for music, musicians, bass players, and all we love about music.
I try to do my absolute best for the people who come see me play.