Eric Verlinde is one of those musicians whom everyone wants to work with. In fact, I heard about
him from so many people that I really wondered what his magic touch was. Now I know - and you’ll hear it too. Eric is, without a doubt, a brilliant pianist. But on top of that he is humble, kind, generous, and so full of wisdom. I’ve never had a conversation on Every Sing that gave so many take-away lessons. Here are my top 6 takeaways:
- Eric’s advice to singers: really know the music and know the theory.
- You have to ask yourself, “What is the music asking of me?"
- Hard work can beat out being a child prodigy.
- Know your niche - don’t try to be everything to everyone but do stretch yourself.
- It is ok to start small, even on a paddle wheel tour boat through the rolling hills of eastern Washington.
- Be a good musician whether other people know it or not.
Eric’s bio tells us he has composed more than 200 pieces of music in many different genres, including jazz, gospel, funk, electronic, neoclassical, latin-jazz, rock and R&B, He has published 5 of his own recordings and performed on more than 25 other recordings. He has played all over the world, in such places as Paris, Berlin, London, Boston, New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles and Hawaii. Like all of my guests, Eric did not get a dime for giving us his time. Even coming to the Den of Technology to talk to me before heading to the restaurant to play. If you are so inclined, go to his website, ericverlinde.com, to buy his music or to YouTube to subscribe to his channel. -------------------- Eric’s Youtube Channel
Buy the Firewalker CD and his other CDs on CDBaby
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and Adrianna Giordano (Adrianna was on Every Sing for episode 10
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