Pat Metheny: Be the Worst17 Jul 2013
Pat Metheny encourages musicians to “be the worst” in whatever band they choose to join. Of course, he does not mean to play poorly.
Rather, he encourages us to surround ourselves with the best musicians we can find so that we can learn from them. The concept is explored further in the book Apprenticeship Patterns by Dave Hoover and Ade Oshineye.
I was reminded to be-the-worst while attending a conference this week, an event where I was surrounded by computer scientists with much more experience than me. I learned a lot his week. I will share details in a future post.
In the meantime, I invite you to join me in a Pat Metheny learning exercise of your choice. Be the worst!