Sometimes we humans just make things more difficult on ourselves than we need to. An example of this weird phenomenon that I see every day…
Category: Personal Development
As artists, we all go through periods where the creativity just isn’t there. No matter what we do, we just can’t find any inspiration. It’s not a matter of if, but when, it will happen to you.
So what do you do when you’ve lost the muse? How do you break through the block? I’ll let you in on two of my tricks for finding inspiration.
Note: I originally wrote this article intending to post it on a different site. It wasn’t about music so I didn’t think it belonged on SoundSavant.com. But after I thought some about it I realized that it made sense to use it here. I view SoundSavant.com as my personal site. I should be able to talk about things beyond music every once in awhile. In the end, the person I am ends up in the music I make so it all comes full circle anyway. I hope you enjoy this.
Most of us have a mentor, someone that’s there for us as we grow up and show us what being a successful adult is all about. Sometimes it’s a teacher or a neighbor but most often it’s a family member. In my case, it was my dad. Even though it’s been several years since he passed away, I still reflect almost daily on the life lessons I learned from him. Possibly the most important thing he taught me is that the key to a successful life can be broken down into 5 simple ideas.
One of the most important skills any musician, recording engineer, producer, sound designer, etc.., must have is the ability to listen critically. What do I…