When I feel musically uninspired and like everything I can possibly come up with is just LAME, I start by mixing and matching sounds that other people made, and adding my own flavor to it.
Today I’m jamming with a beat from an Abletunes template, 2 samples from UNDGRND and of course my own vocal with some singing & slicing and a vocal FX rack from AfroDJMac.
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“Don’t think about making art, just get it done. Let everyone else decide if it’s good or bad, whether they love it or hate it. While they are deciding, make even more art.” – Andy Warhol
Right on Andy, right on.
When several people on different occasions mention the same quote in 1 week, you know you gotta pay attention yo.
I’m gonna make even more art!
In fact, it’s my intention to finish 2 tracks a month from now on, instead of 1.
And yes, I’m saying that out loud to keep myself accountable! #eek
Check out a preview of my latest one by hitting play on the video. You can listen to the full demo here: https://soundcloud.com/anjakicken/i-feel-you-demo
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What is the kindest thing you’ve done for yourself lately?
For me, it’s giving myself permission to practice.
As much as I wish I was releasing my tracks yesterday, having the patience to say to myself “It’s OK to practice some more” has been freeing.
It’s OK to take more time.
It’s OK that I didn’t start out making epic beats out of nowhere.
It’s OK that I studied “vocals” and not “songwriting” and have some catching up to do.
It’s OK that it took a while to know what kind of music I wanted to make in the first place.
It’s OK that it takes time to figure out how this whole producing thing works.
It’s OK to be learning and sharing the process.
It’s all just freaking OK.