If you’re looking to make better productions, there’s one thing you simply cannot do.
No matter what the situation, this detrimental decision will kill creativity and place a glass ceiling on all of your productions.
And this fatal flaw is lack of diversification in the music you listen to.
And believe it or not, there’s an easy way to overcome this – and it comes with a fantastic book recommendation.
First, let’s identify why lack of diversification is detrimental. If you only listen to a certain album, artist, or even genre, your productions will be limited by those boundaries. By listening to different genres, you’ll pick up things you like from many different sources, creating much more interesting and deep productions. You’ll create recordings that are much more true to your personal style. And that’s important.
We can say “listen to different styles of music” all day and night, but without a concrete and manageable way to actually do this, it can be really hard to do. So our lesson today includes a specific lesson plan – take notes.
Every week for the next 12 weeks, you should listen to a new recording. One whole recording. One that you’ve never heard. You don’t even have to listen to it twice if you don’t like it – but exposing yourself to it will do you a world of good.
Remember the book we mentioned above? This is a great way to find great recordings that are sure to satisfy your musical needs. This book tells you a little about the recordings and can help you appreciate just about any genre.
Over the next 12 weeks, you’ll start to notice that you feel much more creative in your home studio. You’ll feel like you have a lot more power to make exactly what you want. That’s because you’ve got a bigger base of knowledge to pull from.
Try it out and let us know how it goes in the comments!