Guitarist and singer/songwriter Sarah Command is one half of Universal artists Command Sisters. A lover of all things related to music making and production, she is endorsed by PRS Guitars, Martin Guitar and Marshall Amps. Find out more at commandsisters.com
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- KVR Socialiser
- 72 posts since 16 Nov, 2016
So with having the typical Monday mood, for today's article I found "10 Production Tips to Stay Motivated" by Splice's blog: https://splice.com/blog/10-production-t ... otivated/
RANT: I've had a hard time staying motivated lately. Not with one specific thing, but with everything.
As a musician/producer, you don't only have to stay active on socials. You also have to work on your craft, write great material, network, work with your industry, etc.
It's like you're wearing a million hats at once, and it's easy to get burnt out. Spending too much time on one thing can make another suffer, but just how much time do you need to grow everything at once?
QOTD: Do you have any tips for staying motivated? (Not asking for a friend, haha!)
- Rad Grandad
- 30542 posts since 6 Sep, 2003 from Downeast Maine
From my perspective (I am not demonstrative about my playing) I have a lot less that requires my attention which affects motivation. I think I have more things that can motivate me, or perhaps better to say that what motivates is less complicated as I dont have to worry how "x" will affect "y". What motivates me is passion (which is probably no different than anyone tbh), I find things to motivate me all the time, articles on music, reading about a piece of gear, tips here and elsewhere, the weather, relationships, the good, the bad, the ugly, the simple things in life, even extreme stress and glee.
My music is the greatest gift I ever received, it simply is a part of me that doesn't need to be overly apparent to others. I have tons of unfinished stuff on my hard drives, they are not a product for income but a product from my passion. If I stop playing a song or working on it it's only because it has done for me what I asked of it already, I am very good at expressing my emotions through music but that is akin to have one walkie talkie. I'm not communicating my emotions through my expression, I'm expressing it to myself. I compare it to watching a show alone and something funny happens I laugh when no one is there, something sad happens I might cry though no one is there, I am expressing my emotions when I play and it feels as natural as tears of joy and sadness, but I dont care if anyone else gets that, understands it or even cares. I am however sometimes interested in what other people pick up from my music (couldn't care less about their judgment), what their interpretation if you will is.
What motivates me is life, all that happens and once again it is and has been proven to be the greatest gift I ever received.
- addled muppet weed
- 58784 posts since 26 Jan, 2003 from through the looking glass
by which i mean, i just have to, it's not a choice.
i ache to make noises.
i dont have any desire though, this is where i fall down.
im not interested in fame or money, so there is no motivation to create "product" for an audience.
i do what i do, and it's done. if people enjoy it, that's cool. if they dont, fine.
ive gotten to a point where some of my favourite comments on my stuff is "wtf is that?" kind of thing, because that's an honest guy reaction
many years ago, i emptied a room of about 60 people in under 5 mins
i get a lot of "you should do sci fi/horror" comments too, and while i admit, would be awesome to see my name in the credits of some crappy space zombie film, im not even motivated to seek out some indie film maker and give him a track.
but i am motivated to make the noises.
so in that spirit, i am gone a modulatering!
do not!feed the vampyr.
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