Philosophy & Music

Start With Why

This creates a foundation to rely upon throughout the creative process.

Any reason is valid. This is likely to change from person to person and project to project.

Form a vision of what you’re creating.

Use these answers anytime you’re faced with a roadblock.

If you need some ideas, try answering these questions below to get started!

Why are you creating art?

What does music mean to you?

How can you serve the song?

Be Present.

“In the beginners mind there are many possibilities, in the expert’s mind there are few.”

Shunryu Suzuki

Maybe you’re relying too much on knowledge and not enough on intuition.
How can you see your situation differently?

Stop. Breathe.

Use your feelings to guide your decisions. Make friends with your inner critic.

If you feel that you don’t like something in your song, ask “Why?”

Give yourself time to ponder and the answer will be there, it can just get buried under thought patterns and reactive thinking.

Take a break! You’ve earned it!

Remove distractions from your creative space. Give yourself the time you deserve to focus on your art.

What might be getting in your way? What is on your mind?

Try meditation.

Tap Into Super-Consciousness

Listen to music. Pick a song, any song. What does it make you feel? Why?

Life is Art. What in your world inspires you?

Go somewhere, do something. The magic happens when you stop searching for it.

Connect your senses to the music. Show, don’t tell.

Share your ideas, and listen. Conversation makes your mind open. No music friends?

Join my Discord! I’d be happy to talk music with you!

Food for Thought

What does music mean to you?

How can you make your life more creative?

What is a universal experience?

Whatever story you’re trying to share. Why is it important to you?

What can you do right now to move your life in the direction you want?

What do you believe about yourself? Does it serve you and your creative vision?

Hello World!

Hey guys, it’s been a while since I’ve written a blog post here! Just figured I’d put something together today while it’s been on my mind. A lot has changed. I mean hell, 2020 happened. Glad that garbage year is over and behind us. So my project has changed shape again. The stream team disbanded, so I’ve picked up the torch and started working on my own content again. I’m pivoting back to YouTube and focusing on music production. We did make Twitch affiliate last year! I plan to do weekly chat streams as much as possible, but it’s secondary to my other goals for the time being.

I just finished Andrew Huang‘s monthly course. While I did find it helpful and still learned a lot along the way, it also showed me that I am much further along on my journey than I was giving myself credit for. I feel that I’m at a point where I can help others and share my knowledge. So I’ll be making some videos in the near future about the philosophy of music, fundamentals of rhythm, and putting together some various tracks for an instrumental concept album I’ve been wanting to make. So keep an eye out!