When you’re a parent or have a demanding full-time job or both, it’s hard to find time to work on music. In fact, it’s much easier to forget about music for weeks at a time and only wake up every few months feeling discouraged and defeated because, despite all of our efforts, it looks like we’ve made no progress… In this post, I'm sharing 4 techniques that helped me stay focused and move forward with my music career WITHOUT affecting my day job negatively. I used these 4 techniques to write 56 tracks in 6 months while I was traveling [...]
How many songs did you write last year? 2? 5? 10? 20?! What if I told you that you can easily DOUBLE your output in the studio? What if I told you that you don’t even need to spend more time in the studio?…. Would that be interesting for you? Ok, I’m teasing…. I know it would :-p And that’s great because the point of this post is to show you exactly how I did it and how YOU can follow that same roadmap to make more music. THE FIRST THING you should know is that it doesn’t matter how little music you’ve been writing and [...]
Or are they? 😉 STOP comparing yourself to others in the public eye! While there are some genius exceptions and some not so genius exceptions (hello reality-TV)… QUALITY COMES WITH QUANTITY, wait for it…. OVER TIME! 99.9% of the time. In other words, practise, practise, practise, create, create, create and ENJOY the journey while you’re at it. Before you know it, you’ll have created TONS of quality music! You may never reach the heights of Mozart or Bowie but you sure can try and get as close as you possibly can! Pep Talk [...]
Here's how you can write bucket loads of music even, if not especially (!), if you have a 9 to 5 job to contend with. I didn't think I'd ever be able to wake up regularly at 5 or 6AM to work on music before heading to the office but it turns out I am and believe me, if I'm able to do it, so are you!!!
Think you don't have enough time to do anything? Think again ;) Every week is made up of 168 hours. Here are a few assumptions: 8 hours in the office 5 days a week 8 hours of sleep every night 1.5 hours to get ready in the morning 1 hour commute twice a day 5 days a week 1 hour lunch and 1 hour dinner 5 hours a week to buy groceries, keep the house clean and do laundry That leaves 32.5 hours a week for your family, your creative projects and, not to be neglected, YOU! Your schedule could look something [...]
You know that feeling you get when you start thinking about all the things you have to do? It's the same feeling you often get when you compare where you are to where you want to be. You've been busting your ass off and can't seem to make any progress, you feel like you're no closer to reaching your goal or living your dream. You start beating yourself up, telling yourself you're lazy and not good enough, that you should probably just accept your fate and stop even trying. Well... it doesn't have to be that way! First of all, EVERYBODY [...]