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Re: Anyone feeling like shit (musically)?
« Reply #45 on: March 07, 2016, 01:04:05 pm »
I recently felt a bit shitty musically. I've attended this amazing local meetup of producers. Everyone played their tracks on big badass club system, everyone talked, made some new friends. Amazing time.

...but then I went home and it got to me. There were people as much as 6 years younger that were playing totally amazing tracks. And not just preset/loops stackers. Proper producers with a real sound-design knowledge. For last few days I failed to feel ... well ... worthy. Motivation was gone for a while. It's getting better, though. Thankfully.

...but why the hell I feel this? I'm happy for those guys and for the music they are able to make. It's awesome. I hate selfish thinking and I'm not in this for fame or money. Yet these thoughts appeared and bugged me for few days. I'm confused.
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Re: Anyone feeling like shit (musically)?
« Reply #46 on: March 07, 2016, 01:35:07 pm »
I recently felt a bit shitty musically. I've attended this amazing local meetup of producers. Everyone played their tracks on big badass club system, everyone talked, made some new friends. Amazing time.

...but then I went home and it got to me. There were people as much as 6 years younger that were playing totally amazing tracks. And not just preset/loops stackers. Proper producers with a real sound-design knowledge. For last few days I failed to feel ... well ... worthy. Motivation was gone for a while. It's getting better, though. Thankfully.

...but why the hell I feel this? I'm happy for those guys and for the music they are able to make. It's awesome. I hate selfish thinking and I'm not in this for fame or money. Yet these thoughts appeared and bugged me for few days. I'm confused.

I'm "grown", married, have a real, full-time, non-music job and I feel this all the time.  Lots of young producers with lots of talent.  But I think it's gotta be a personal journey.  You have to do music for yourself. To make yourself feel good, to make something you're proud of, etc.  To make it only to be "better than xyz" will lead to a lot of anxiety. 

You're alright, man. Take it easy and make some sounds and tunes that you like. 

I have a mantra that, oddly enough, I have to repeat to myself often.  It is: Do what makes you happy. 

That simple, mate :)

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Re: Anyone feeling like shit (musically)?
« Reply #47 on: March 07, 2016, 01:38:15 pm »
...but why the hell I feel this? I'm happy for those guys and for the music they are able to make. It's awesome. I hate selfish thinking and I'm not in this for fame or money. Yet these thoughts appeared and bugged me for few days. I'm confused.

Here are my two euro cents: it's easy to underestimate your own skills when you're at a high skill level (the Dunning-Kruger effect). On the other hand, it's also very easy to overestimate the skills of others compared to yours. When you think about your skills, you weigh in both what you can do and what you can't. But from others you only hear what they are good at, not their limitations, so you have a biased view.

As a personal anecdote, I have definitely been there, mostly regarding playing the guitar. Whenever I meet a guy who can play jazz, I feel like I suck, because I just can't play jazz at all. But the truth is, I'm pretty good at playing metal, and chances are that that person would feel the same way if they heard me play, just because they don't know how to play metal!

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Re: Anyone feeling like shit (musically)?
« Reply #48 on: March 07, 2016, 11:56:59 pm »
But the truth is, I'm pretty good at playing metal, and chances are that that person would feel the same way if they heard me play, just because they don't know how to play metal!

Do you even "djent" tho?  :D
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Re: Anyone feeling like shit (musically)?
« Reply #49 on: March 08, 2016, 07:45:20 am »
But the truth is, I'm pretty good at playing metal, and chances are that that person would feel the same way if they heard me play, just because they don't know how to play metal!

Do you even "djent" tho?  :D

When I say "play metal", I mean this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5a_fW7I1D6A

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Re: Anyone feeling like shit (musically)?
« Reply #50 on: March 08, 2016, 08:39:02 am »
Ahahahahahhahah omg i'm dying. Yngwie Malmsteem. "HEY GUYS I JUST MADE THIS SONG IN 5 MINUTES IMA JUST CALL IT UGH...... HEAVY E PHRYGIAN" *melts faces*
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Re: Anyone feeling like shit (musically)?
« Reply #51 on: March 08, 2016, 10:20:32 pm »
I have my moments. I really get demotivated when i try to recreate something that is in my head, but it just doesn't work. Or sometimes i get demotivated because i have 0 inspiration. When i first started producing i always felt like shit because i couldn't make "professional" music like the big producers. But now i'm noticing i am making progress and i will get there someday if i don't give up.