I can’t tell you how excited I am to be starting this business in demo production. I honestly feel so humbled and honored to be able to do this for you, the customer. I really do have a huge passion for creating music and I look forward to sharing it with as many people as I possibly can. What you can expect from these blogs will be various avenues to help you be a better musician, songwriter, producer, and possibly all around human being 🙂 The experiences in my life have allowed me to meet and learn from several people who have helped shape who I am, and even see the things in my own life that I could work on.
The reality is that we will never arrive at being perfect at anything; we must constantly be growing, learning and teaching one another in becoming better and better at our craft. Sure, we may master an instrument, a song or software, but eventually there will be a new style, a harder song or an advance in technology. Even though I’m doing the Nashville Demo Factory on a professional level I am still talking to people that I look up to for advice and to seeing how I can grow. That’s what I hope to encourage you to do.
If you’ve ever been around certain artists or accomplished musicians you might’ve noticed that some carry themselves a bit differently. There’s a quite-cool vibe they like to put out. Some might look at that as introverted, or even arrogance, but once you actually talk to them and see a glimpse of who they really are, what makes them tick, you might be surprised to notice the humble confidence oozing out of them. That trait always intrigued me; humble confidence. How can anyone be both of those words? Aren’t those two seperate definitions? Ah, yet that is sometimes the only way to describe the vibe they have. This is because when you work at the level that they work at you have to be as confident as a lion, yet as gentle as mouse. You have to be the teacher AND the student; the professional AND the beginner; Mr. Miagi AND the Karate kid. You get the idea. It’s that whole “speak softly but carry a big stick” notion. Nobody wants to be around an arrogant, ignorant, selfish musician who thinks way too much of themselves than they ought.
Why do I tell you all of this? To remind you and encourage you to keep growing, not matter what. You’ll never arrive at perfection, so take a deep breathe, a good look at your attitude, and see what areas in your life you can grow in today. Don’t take yourself too seriously. We’re all walking down the same road called life – and we’re not always going to get it right – but it’s about the journey, not the destination.