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For Guitarist Tom Chang, Opening Up Is A Constant Process

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I don't think it ever ends. I think it's something that you just constantly need to challenge yourself and open yourself up to new sources. Otherwise, I just think you sort of stagnate. In this scene, and particularly in New York City, there's just so much going on, so why not avail yourself?

Guitarist and composer Tom Chang says that in spite all the styles of music he's played — Indian Carnatic, classical, jazz, rock, blues — there's always more to learn. He tells NPR's Arun Rath about his new album, Tongue and Groove.

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