OMG! Sting was HUGE in the 70's & 80's!
Very insightful interview.
I never drooled over him... well, okay, maybe when he played "Feyd" in the original "Dune". (lol) I do appreciated his talent.
IMHO, you haven't lived if you don't recognize, "Message in a Bottle", "Every Breath You Take", "Roxanne" and "Russians" (always felt a little Classical influence in this one, but didn't realize it was inspiration from Prokofiev, who I adore)!
I had forgotten how great these sound (outta sight/outta mind)!
This sounds GREAT on the Violin (or, Viola & Cello) - I just tried it!
Start on the open G,C, then A string; GG,F,Eb,D, back to C, etc... there's 3 flats Eb, Ab & Bb. I found a piano tutorial for people who can't play by ear well enough, you can follow here.
I like Sting's take on the processes he uses to create his music.
...contemplating 'creativity', again. (sorry, everyone! 🤣)
There are skilled craftsmen, and then there are Artists - in every endeavor. It's important to master skills as a base, but we can choose to be 'inspired'.
I believe ALL that anyone needs to be a creative artist, is the desire to 'go the extra mile' to prepare - and 'inspiration', which is just ideas.
Ideas develop from awareness, personal opinion and asking yourself questions! Every question is a learning experience.
Sting also collaborated with Dire Straits on one of my all time favorites, "Money for Nothing" & sings the line "I want my MTV"!
🤔... didn't care for Sting's song he played at the end, from his new album. Where's the surprise in the first 4 to 8 measures, that he felt was so important at the beginning of the interview?
Great, now I'm thinking of chord possibilities and relevancy!