Week 1: Getting Over Myself
For the longest time I’ve been too “precious” about musical ideas or beats that I put down on computer – y’know putting them up online for people to hear. I’ve decided to give myself a small challenge, once a week I’m gonna upload a short one or two minute piece just to get into the groove of working consistently at something small. It’s easier to devour small pieces of the pie before going for the big one. Because of this preciousness I feel, I haven’t been maximising the amount of time I spend working on music.
So this weekend, the “beat-making” bug hit me again. I wanted to flow with whatever idea came out at that precise moment and not worry too much about crafting this next piece in too much of a packaged or produced way. What I want to focus on right now is the process of painting the picture as opposed to the extreme end result of the process. Maybe that’s because you can’t necessarily quantify the physical process of creativity on a distinct timeline, except when you give yourself a small challenge. In this sense that would be a “beat a weekend”.
I feel even more inclined to this method of working now that I have a full-time job that requires my full attention. Getting to work in a musical sense after hours or on weekends is cumbersome, because in some sense you need to unwind all of the stuff that happened during the day – while trying to stay awake. The physical act of practising/creating takes the same amount of energy as a job would require I feel, if not more.
So, here you have a track that is a process and a short creative experiment.
Feel free to leave a comment. Enjoy!
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