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“No matter what you learn in your artistic journey, those are just things you can put into your libraries; that doesn’t mean you have to use all of them.”- Shawn XG.
Welcome to another fantastic episode of Vivid Talks, where I interview Shawn XG, a self-made musician who plays over 20 different instruments! Shawn is a Composer, Arranger, Producer, Performer, and Educator, who plays several instruments ranging from strings, wind to the piano and traditional Chinese. Shawn has composed a lot of music for TV shows, short films, and video games and is a sought-after artist in the industry!
Shawn was 13 when his dad brought him a guitar as a Christmas present. He wanted him to get over addictive gaming. But that decision by his father changed his life altogether. The joy of having learned an instrument well drew Shawn into doing more. He started learning more instruments. From trumpets to the piano, Shawn has mastered all ticks and tingles!
Though he’s learned multiple instruments in his musical journey, Shawn finds string instruments to be his thing. When asked where he gets this genius from, Shawn says, “My musical taste has been primarily shaped by pop music.” He says that sometimes, you needn’t mix many different chords to make the music sound engaging. A single chord could also make some great music to listen through.
Shawn also talks about YouTube as being more of a social platform than a video platform. To anyone who wants to take up a musical journey in life, this episode could be just the right start! Listen in!
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