Oct 31, 2018
Here’s a recap of Doyle’s key
takeaways for musicians (and artists of any kind)
- Do you. Don't get too caught up with (music) theory.
Doyle knows 2 chords - that’s it. A 30+ year career entirely built
on 2 GUITAR CHORDS. But, as you can see, you can do a lot with two
chords. It hasn’t limited him in the slightest as he has a very
distinctive guitar sound. So Find your style, fuck everything else.
If it sounds good stick with it.
- Focus on output.
Every time Doyle picks up a guitar
he aims to write something new. He doesn’t spend a lot of time
practicing theory and other people’s songs. When he sits down to
play, he aims to be productive and create. There’s a big lesson in
this, and that is to focus on output. It’s so easy to get lost in
theory and practice, and nobody is knocking that, but, if you’re
serious about music, make sure when you pick up a guitar you’re
getting down to business and actually making songs.
- Stay in character.
For heavily theatrical acts like
The Misfits, and other bands like Kiss, Rob Zombie and Marilyn
Manson, it’s important to uphold the aesthetic and remain in
character. Doyle talked about how goofy it was when Kiss took their
makeup off on tv. If you have a stage persona, stay in it as much
as possible. It makes you more mysterious and ultimately it’s way
more fun for the fans.
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