I've been singing and playing music since a kid. I grew up wanting to become a musician. I was a low tenor in my school choir and performed in different bands.
People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel. — Maya Angelou
Learn to listen and empathize
The first principle of music improv is listening. To harmonize with a band or a choir, we need to listen to each other. Listening to the body language, the emotion, and the need of the scene.
To me, music is about establishing connecting with the audience. It's a powerful feeling when the crowd in front starts singing along, smiling, and clapping their hands together. And you can't achieve that without listening and understanding them.
Similarly, to effectively design anything, we need to empathize with users and get their feedback.
Embrace mistakes and imperfection
I get nervous every time performing live on stage because no matter how much I practice there will always be something unpredictable. I learned to carry on and embrace imperfection. This mindset enables me to grow faster and focus on iterations.
I occasionally upload covers on instagram ✌🏻. Listen to some of my covers below. ↓