|Originally posted by routingwithin |
Break down the complication. There isn't a Kick-drum or bass-line, no lead sequences and hihat patterns. Music is one thing all together.
don't see it as individual parts.
i think you need to look at the elements together and apart. You have to understand what you are doing down to the smallest fragment in order to make sense of everything together.
The problem with only making tracks, is that you are praticing one skill. Devoting actual time to sound design removed from your track will perhaps not seem to pay off now but in the medium long run, it will. If you can't spend 8 hours a day to do both, alternate days where you work on making a complete work and then days where you work on individual components.
But that is how you get good. If you only make tracks, you will find your progress rather linear. If you learn in a more thorough way , it seems slow at the start but as all the elements fall together and your skill at all the smaller things come together, you will see an exponential improvement.
My brother started playing guitar before me. But he never really learned how to play from a bottom up approach, He could play tunes, and sort of improvise but it was linear. I started playing but being the sort of compulsive have to know everything type of person, i start from the very basics memorizing the fretboard. Then chords, drop 2-3, all the inversions learning songs and being able to transpose it. He had played for about 4 years, in 6 months, i was better than him. And i would say we both had the same innate talent. I did put more time into it, and had a better methodology. After a year, i was teaching him , who had been playing for 5 at that point.
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Last edited by Looney4Clooney on Jul-25-2012 at 13:25