My Experience with Music Production

March 5, 2021

My earliest memory of music, like many others my age would have to be playing the infamous game, Guitar Hero III. It was one of those games that made you feel like a Rockstar and that you knew how to play the guitar to some of the hardest songs ever made like Fire and The Flames and that you’ve been playing the guitar for your entire life. In reality, you’re just clicking through four buttons in repetition. It was engraved into my head and that inspired me to become a musician 

By the age of ten, I grew a passion for drums by listening to my older brother’s punk and rock music and how impactful the drums are in making the song “groove” or “rock”. Not only did I like the drums for the sound, but because I thought it would make me cool like Travis Barker or Tommy Lee and I would get all the girls. At the time, I didn’t realize you have to be good at the drums to get the girls. Though, I was so inspired that I would practice every day for multiple hours on end and improve with my techniques. I was in love and I would continue to play till this very day. Now I’ve started to learn other instruments like the guitar and piano, so I could develop my musicality and become a better musician.

Now I’m at the point where I can hear a song for the first time and give my rendition of it to a certain extent. Though covers are fun and you can impress your friends by playing their favorite songs, it gets boring. So, I started to look into music theory and how I could produce a song of my own. Just understanding how to play an instrument is hard as it is, so actually putting your creativity into an original sound is extremely difficult. So, I’m finding out my process of creating my music. This is hard for one reason because my background in understanding complex music theory is very small and I didn’t know how important it is to have when making melodies or lyrics. 

In my opinion, I don’t think I’ll ever be an actual artist and put out songs for the public unless they have a lot of meaning to me, and they are something that could help others. Adapting to a new thought process when hearing music helped me expand my creative outlet and appreciation for music creation. If you ever feel like getting into music, it’s well worth your time with how much you can learn and grow in such a short period. 

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