I’ve known several people that have been recording music for years.
Some for 25 years.
You would think they’ve got stacks and stacks of CDs they’ve finished, right?
Wrong. They’re working on their first CD.
This is actually more common than you might think – you may even be in the same boat. But if you can do this, you’ll be able to actually finish your project and get started on the next, better project.
Here it is – are you ready?
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Finish the project, even if it’s not perfect.
But how? Good question. All you need to do is set a date that it will be done and call it finished.
The biggest issue that people have with this method is that they feel like they won’t be getting any better by just “finishing” crappy music.
But it’s actually quite the opposite. If you are only working on one project for twenty years, you’re going to get “stuck in the mud” and won’t be able to grow musically, as a producer, or as a mix engineer.
It’s one of the best things you can do if you’re trying to improve. Why? Because your next project will almost certainly be better than your last.
If you can finish your current project – even if it’s not perfect – you’ll be able to look back and reflect. You can decide what worked and what didn’t in a completely new frame of mind. (You’ll be reflective instead of criticizing, which makes a big difference.)
So just do it. Finish that project, even if it isn’t perfect. Start working on the next one.
Hop over to MP Member to work through some finished projects if you’d like to get some practice with the pros!