Do you play original songs or only play cover songs? The answer to this question can reveal your true intent, ambitions, and talent. When first starting out, musicians cover songs, but eventually build up their skills and start getting creative. On Music Think Tank, Mark Doyon encourages musicians to be original.
“Originality — the quality of being new, fresh, innovative, or novel — is the difference between a piano player and a player piano. It is the distinction between a painting on canvas and a print from the museum gift shop.”