Let’s take a min to reflect on any time you may have felt like you didn’t make a great hit. The key thing to remember is that if you can’t always tell if you did or not. There has been countless amounts of music producers who had a song hit so hard, and didn’t even see it coming. You always would want to keep the track, just in case you have more ideas to put into it later. I have made some beats that had way too much content, and there were some that had very little. Overall many people loved both. Of course usually it’s up to the artists discretion as to which they would prefer to perform on. Unless you have a better vision for witch direction the artist should take. For the most part pushing the artist in the right direction is the producers job. Ok, back to the point I was trying to make. Have you ever herd a song that became a huge hit, and you thought the beat was horrible in some areas? Then you start thinking to yourself, man I could have made that beat but better. Well maybe you could have made it better. But let’s just say that you did create that beat. That would have been the track or type of track you would have either put to the side, or just plain deleted. In all the while it would have been a clean hit for you. At the end of the day push what ever you created as if it was a hit. If you know for sure that you have a hit then.. Hey it’s a no brainer right? Continue to push hard in all that you do in music or not. Because you definitely have hits in you to put out for the world to expierience.
There are many people of this world who do not understand how music can be so vocal. Take this for instance. Music does not have a language barrier. How? Well, think about it. Music is understood in any language. Sure the vocals that are put over the music may have a certain demographics and languages to it. But if you just have the instrumental all by itself, you may find yourself enjoying it in some kind of way. You may nod your head, dance or even zone out to the rhythm and sounds that you feel and hear. The instruments that are used in music has infinite notes. Basically even a person that is hearing impaired Ludwig Van Beethoven can feel the music. Even though he was not deaf his entire life, once his hearing started to decrease that is when his name got the biggest recognition. Even those who are seeing impaired such as Ray Charles and Stevland Judkins/Morris A.K.A Stevie Wonder could not see the notes to play or witch keys to hit. At the very moment Ray Charles and Stevie Wonder touched a piano, the world knew who it was getting down/jamming to what they felt the world should hear. And that’s what I mean when I say Music Is Vocal, it speaks to people around the world in most ways words can not. Because music don’t lie either.
Here’s a quick little story about feeling overwhelmed, and being afraid of making the type of beats you hear on the radio and such. To make a very long story short. I purchased my first MPC Renaissance and honestly, I didn’t know where to start on how to use it. In some ways I felt well hey it can’t be too hard to figure out. Only because this version comes with software you can see on your computer screen. Well that still didn’t stop that fear bug I had in me from creating legendary classic hits. I went to you tube for everything I was needing to do with it at the time. Not including sampling. All of the things I was doing with it was only the skin of the surface to the potential of the machine I was using, and I knew it. I was just afraid of not doing well with how much time and energy it would take to figure most of it out, just to operate it the way it needed to be operated. Here is what I did. I told my self that I was going to create two more beats the way I normally was doing them. Then pick my head up, take a song that I had in my iTunes Player create a WAV file out of it and drag it to my MPC. I chopped it up and zoned out on the beat. I guess what I really wish to get across to you is. Don’t let anything get in the way of your greatest potentials for success. So now I feel confident in creating samples. The next fear I will need to take off of my bucket list is, learning how to clear samples and actually doing it. Just thought I would share that with you, because I had to teach myself about everything you hear in your favorite songs. The key is to keep learning, continue to research and your passion will get you further than you dreamed. Many blessings will begin to pour into you and touch your music every time. Thank you for your time while I share that with you. Please feel free to comment and let me know about a fear that you have, or have overcome while going down your music career path.