I’ve written an ebook!!!! Isn’t it crazy? Never in a million years would I have imagined that I’d be saying this, yet here I am, after a year of meticulous research, about to explain to you what my first (and hopefully not last) ebook is about! Writing is something I’ve always loved as I find it one of the best ways in which I can express myself, so this is another dream come true 😍. You can pre-order the ebook via the button below, but keep reading if you want to know what it is about and see how it looks like.
I wanted to keep this post a bit different, so I’ve decided to kind of “interview myself”. I hope I can answer all the questions you may have about the ebook, but if you want to know more, make sure you contact me or write a comment in this post! Ready? Here we go.
What will I get from reading this ebook? Is it suitable for me?
They say you shouldn’t answer a question with another question, but let’s make an exception here. Are you an artist looking for your artistic identity? Do you want to be as authentic and true to yourself as possible? Then the answer is yes! A little note before I go on: even though I’m a musician myself, this ebook can be useful to people of every art discipline - actors, writers, dancers, photographers, painters, poets...
Thanks to this ebook, you will…
Bring to life a part of you that was asleep, afraid of judgements and full of fears.
Look deep within yourself and learn to start appreciating the artist you are. With all your insecurities and doubts, but knowing where they come from and looking them in the eye.
Know what your strengths and weaknesses are, what you can offer to other people when you work with them and what you need from them; therefore, you’ll build stronger artistic relations, both with colleagues and with the audience.
Learn to love and embrace your artistic self, putting yourself first and trusting your knowledge and abilities; therefore, going on stage, performing or presenting your projects will become something that you look forward to.
Evolve into a much more confident, self-loving and expressive artist.
Why did you choose this topic?
As a violinist, I’ve always struggled with being myself when performing in front of other people. My fears, insecurities and negative thoughts take over, stopping me from being the musician I want to be. One day I decided I would not go on stage anymore without feeling confident, and I embarked myself on a journey to discover who I really am as a person, and therefore as an artist.
This past year I’ve been researching about artistic identity and it’s been one of the best decisions ever. In my personal experience, defining my artistic identity has brought to life a part of me that was asleep, afraid of judgements and full of fears. During this process, I’ve realized that the goal of the art that I make is for me to enjoy what I do and express myself. I face practicing and challenges from a much healthier point of view than I used to, in which curiosity, creativity and experimentation are extremely important. I can now appreciate the process and what I learn from it. I've understood that there’s always room for improvement and that people don’t go to concerts to listen to “perfect” interpretations of the pieces (whatever that means), but to be moved. And in order to do that, I need to be very connected to my emotions and to who I really am.
I’ll still be vulnerable when performing anyway, and people will have their opinions about my playing, but at least I will know that I am the musician I want to be and I am presenting myself the way I am. At the end of the day, I’m an artist, a very creative person, and I adore finding ways to express myself through music and other art disciplines.
Nevertheless, I have a very long way to go before I can go on stage on my own or as a soloist and be completely free and confident. I think I’m at a point in which I need to understand the way my body physically reacts to being in the spotlight and to some insecurity that still might appear when I lower my guard. In other words, I need to learn to free myself and let go of every tension. I’m very much looking forward to digging into this in the future, I think it’s going to be a journey full of discoveries and revelations. I wonder if as a musician I’ll ever reach that point of being 100% comfortable on stage or if there will always be more and more challenges…
What can I find inside the ebook?
In my ebook you will find more than 70 pages with the 10 steps that I followed in order to find my artistic identity. You can follow them or use them as an inspiration to create your own, because everybody’s path is different. And to make it more fun, I’ve also included lots of inspiring videos and quotes! You can have a look at the index and download it.
My main goals when writing and designing the ebook were that it’d be easy to navigate and read, interactive and beautifully designed. Therefore, every page is different and unique, making it very appealing and easy to follow. Some weeks ago I wrote an article about my musical decalogue, which is included at the very end of the ebook, you can check it out here.
Since a picture speaks a thousand words, here's a short video of what you’ll find inside:
Where can I buy the ebook?
You can buy the ebook on Amazon now and it will be launched on the 6th June, which is when I'll have my Master's final exam 🤩 (I'll let you know more about that very soon)
If you find my ebook helpful, I’d love to hear about it! You can write a review on Amazon, that will help other people find the ebook. And you can always contact me if you want to!
I’m enormously excited and happy for this ebook to be out there, and it couldn’t have been possible without the help of my family, friends and teachers. Beñat, Ana, Mireia, Ainhoa, Esti, Adrián, Alba, Esther, Sarah… Thank you so much for always being there and supporting my wildest dreams. And of course to my mum and dad, for guiding me from the distance ❤️