Music

Just Do It

How do you create music?
I had the false assumption that you had to be inspired. That you had to hear some tune in your head, and try to emulate it.
Than I sat down with my guitar and realized, you just have to do it!
That’s what I’m doing now. I’m downloading Fruity Loops right now to see if I can create something with that. I need to create something with layers and drums — so that’s what I’m going to try to do! If you have any tips, let me know!

Thoughts

Where I’m at

I’ve always WANTED to make music for a living. That’s the problem, I’ve always wanted it, I never took any action to bring the dream to fruition. Or the course of action wasn’t clear enough. Than I met someone who inspired me with their poetry, which made me want to write as well. That was the beginning of my writing journey; but I still can’t write a full song.

The real problem is, I don’t feel very musical anymore. If I was a record, I’d be broken.

And I guess I was never all that musical to begin with. I dabbled in using the keyboard and playing guitar, but I’ve always kind of been a drummer — not the best, apparently, but still better than some.

I guess the reason I’m writing all this is I want to get clearer on my path in life. Should I be a musician? Am I a drummer, guitarist, writer, or none-of-the-above?

For one thing, drums are expensive! You can buy a cheap used guitar for $100-200 (CDN) but to find an electronic drum set (which is what I need because I live in an apartment) in my price range is almost impossible.

I need money!

Than I also need the motivation and inspiration to play.

That’s where I’m at at the moment.
Any thoughts are appreciated!

Thanks for reading!