Producing music is not an easy task, and it takes years to acquire the specialized knowledge and skills needed to produce music at an expert level. If your goal is to make music a profession, it makes sense to gather as much information as possible about making music. By doing some research, you can learn the best ways to learn music production.
Write Unfamiliar Concepts
If you remember, there was a time when “Music Making Talk” seemed like a foreign language to you personally; maybe now you are in that phase. Through the practice of vulnerability, you become familiar with the concepts of making music and discover how they intertwine.
Write down concepts you don’t know when you listen to them and look for them when you have time; I like to use the Note app on my iPhone to do this. At first, you might end up writing theories all the time. In a month or two, you should notice that your production terminology has expanded.
Watch YouTube Tutorials
I attended the University of Music and now live full-time as a music producer and sound engineer, but that doesn’t mean I stopped studying. I always watch music production classes on YouTube because they are a very valuable resource. The first problem with YouTube is that there is a lot of wrong information around because it is so easy to upload movies.
Use RSS Reader
With an RSS (Rich Site Summary) reader, you can see the latest blog articles published by different music production sites, all in one place. Not all websites have an RSS feed, but many websites do. It’s nice to follow music production blogs on social sites, but their articles are drowned out by your uncle, who publishes his bald cat photos. With RSS readers, you can skip the fat and see only hyper-relevant content. If you only have 30 minutes a day to learn how to make music, RSS readers are one of the most compact learning methods.
Do Some Collaborations
Collaborations with other musicians are one of the fastest ways to find musical creations. It’s great to watch YouTube videos and study blog articles, but there’s no one to bounce your thoughts. If you’ve never worked with another artist before, the idea of collaboration could be a bit overwhelming. It’s easy to get used to a production model when you’re always working on your work; working with different musicians regularly will shake it up and push you out of your comfort zone. It is this cumbersome and difficult procedure that will quickly boost your development as a producer.