I hate beatmaking videos where producers edit in only the good stuff. It's the equivalent of photoshopping a model's wrinkles or pimples out. They have bad hair days too, you know?
The current state of affairs in online talent showcasing is very detrimental to our perception of the creative process.
Rehearsed and pre-recorded (seemingly) live covers. 2-minute long sequence shots of entire beats with drums, chords and melodies laid down with not one wrong note.
I've been in the studio with proven production geniuses who could not come up with a single good progression after hours of tinkering on the controller.
Pros fail all the time.
I realize my creative process is made up of roughly 90% restlessness, and 10% execution. On the surface, these periods of mental (and often physical) agitation seem like time wasted. They are not. They are very productive minutes spent weeding out brain clutter.
There is zen to be found in riding the restlessness wave.
It's the most exciting part of the creative process. The uncertainty. The rush of not knowing if these hours are going to amount to just a tiny speck worth revealing to the world. Standing before the precipice of failure for hours on end is a daunting task.
Try to come out on the other side not too worn out.
Cause you'll have to wake up tomorrow morning and do it all over again...
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