Fri Nov 20, 2009 3:33 pm
(And - by then, I'm sick of hearing it, too, btw).
But - 6 months later - I have improved my guitar playing skills, and I realize I can now do better than the recording I made.
(You see, when I practice, I try to play stuff that I can not play, so I get better. And I teach myself new things, constantly.)
So anyway, - on a recording, why settle for less than my best? So I re-record the song.
Also - in the industry "pretty good" & "good" are not good enough.
There's a lot of songs which are good or pretty good; but that doesn't cut it, anymore.
To make waves, a song needs to be great, excellent or exemplary . . .
To record a pretty good song is fairly simple. To record a good song is 3 -4 times more work. To cut a great song is 50 -60 times more work.
. . . and to record a great song IS work, a lot of work . . .
Usually, anything can be improved. Practice, practice, practice.
Pick a technique which you've never been able to pull off, and do it 10% better.
Notice tiny, miniscule little mistakes, and ask yourself to play 10% better when you practice.
Other people may NOT think you're making insignificant mistakes. They might be noticing your mistakes - but forgiving you, - because they like the rest of what you're doing.
You'll be surprised what a goal of 10% improvement will do to your playing skills.
Improve your playing skills, and your song just might 'grow something' new . . .
. . . 10% . . .