/EINPresswire.com/ TakeLessons covers 5 essential things for aspiring musicians to avoid in order to ensure their success.

Just 21 years after Blur’s debut album and 14 years after their “woo hoo” cry became an instantly recognizable part of pop culture, the iconic Brit-pop band will get their due recognition at the 2012 BRIT Awards. The Washington Post announced today that Blur will be honored for two decades of outstanding contribution to the music industry, an achievement many bands dream of.

For aspiring musicians, there is a lot of the great advice out there – build a strong network, and of course, practice! – but what are some things to avoid? TakeLessons (http://takelessons.com), the nation’s fastest growing music lessons provider, took the opportunity to share 5 essential “Don’ts” to remember along the career path, as originally posted on Audio-Sounds.com.

The following is an excerpt from the blog post:

“1. Stress. Stress causes fatigue and fatigue is a no-no for a musician who is on the go and performing often. It also hinders creativity. Most people can’t function very well under stress, and this means an inability to process things normally.

2. Procrastinating. This is very important – a musician is all about inspiration, and procrastinating is not a very good habit to have when the inspiration strikes!

3. Not setting goals. Goals are what motivate people and drive them to wherever or whatever they want to achieve. Not setting goals can be a fast track to career suicide.

4. Not doing anything to become known. Indie or underground musician should always be working to get publicity – every famous musician was unknown at one point! Applying for gigs is one good way of earning extra promotions.

5. Giving up. No matter how many trials and errors or how many unsuccessful songs are made, a true musician will never give up.”

By sharing these tips with blog readers, TakeLessons hopes to continue engaging current students and help with any musical goals they may have. Readers are invited to share their thoughts by commenting on the TakeLessons blog, where readers can also learn about instrument care in cold weather, and comments are also welcomed on Facebook (http://facebook.com/takelessons).

Jon Crim

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