practice practice practice... I’m working hard to step my chords up this year. 💪🏼😤 Discipline on the keys is hard but it’s necessary for my music to grow. I believe that you’ll always find what you’re looking for if you keep searching/working towards it. The more I look for dope progressions the more I find them✨ It’s a simple concept lol but that’s how Im learning the keys. It’s really a matter of searching, practicing, learning.🔂 There aren’t any magic tricks to learning something. You just gotta dive in with all the uncertainty, lack of experience, knowledge, or skill & keep pedaling. That stuff will work itself out along the way. “Sucking at something is the first step to being sort of good at something” - Jake the dog
When I was trying to make a melody for this beat I felt l like the harder I tried the more resistance it created. I kinda just said f*** it and started hitting single keys without much effort. This was the outcome shortly after. It reminded me that sometimes you gotta let go (whatever that means for you). In my case it was letting go of forcing a melody & playing around on the keys following whatever felt good. I let the keys speak and I shut my mind/ego up. When I tune in and let my intuition/feeling guide me, my best work flows from that place🌌✨
I wrote these chords last week & I couldn’t wait to turn them into a beat.✨Lately I’ve been writing music out on a real piano vs starting in a vst or program. I’ve been creating way better chords that way. Idk why lol but it helps my writing process so I thought it might be useful to someone. If you’re stuck maybe hop on a different instrument, go in a different room, choose a different sound, etc. Switch it up.🤷🏼♂️
Wait for the switch up...🏄🏼♂️ I find that adding breakdowns, pauses, new sounds, melodies throughout a beat makes it less “loopy”. When I add or take things away throughout the song it keeps my ear/interest.🔒Especially switching up the sounds on the hook different from the verse.
I recently picked up a live looping pedal and drums & It’s the most fun I’ve had since I started making beats.😭 I’ve been working hard to develop my music skills by exploring new instruments, synthesis, ways to play, & different ways to record. Live playing/recording has shown me a whole new side of music I never new about. So much goes into it. I now have mad respect for the generation before ours that didn’t have plug ins😂
Yo! I’m alive & in NYC 🤩 I took a little hiatus to relax, get new goals together, plan, etc but I’ll be back in LA next week so get ready. Love y’all💕
Alright guys, I’m finally giving y’all the sauce! The Lightning Drum Kit⚡️ This kit is packed with my hardest drums, mixed & beefed up by me. Ready to work in any daw & 100% royalty free. If you want those hard drums you hear me using then this is it!
This beat is super reminiscent to me. It’s like a memory or something. What do you think of when you hear it?🙂
Question: 1-10 how nervous does this video make you? 💦😂