This week, we talk about how to start your career in music, right out of the gate. We examine the importance of choosing a skill you want to pursue, take a look at how to beat that initial creative block, and we discuss the positive impact of establishing a workflow for yourself, early-on.
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Episode Overview [0:55]
Monopoly Money [2:32]
How to start from zero [3:56]
Step 1: Cultivate a skill [5:46]
Identify what interests you [8:23]
Just start doing it [9:20]
If it feels like work from day one, you should go do something else [10:41]
“My day feels weird and incomplete if I didn’t pick up an instrument or sit down at a piano” [10:46]
“That dude cranked out beats, on beats, on beats, on beats before anybody had ever heard of him” [16:32]
Get the suck out [16:51]
You don’t have to end up where you start, but you do have to start somewhere [17:41]
Simplicity has a much higher percentage rate of victory than complication when it comes to musical parts [20:51]
Four chords and the truth is real [21:23]
Start finding your voice on your instrument [25:49]
Start making something [27:49]
Where do you find these people? [29:01]
Don’t be afraid to be a ringleader [30:09]
If you’re in high school, you’ll get more support on what you want to do, than you will ever get any other time in your life [31:43]
You don’t outgrow the ability to be a musician [34:33]
You’ll break when you’re good [35:48]
Eazy-E wasn’t a rapper [38:13]
You don’t have time for negativity in your life [39:19]
Don’t insulate yourself from feedback [40:09]
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