Musician feels thread?
>tfw you can't listen to music without comparing it to your own and realizing how mediocre it is
>tfw you realize how shitty the music you wrote previously is and will probably never finish most of it
i think it's for the best honestly.
i need to stop wanking and start listening to proper song structures.
This used to be a big problem for me. If you have a decent ear it might be helpful to "forget" a lot of the theory you know and just write music that sounds good. If you've been playing long enough, most of the stuff will end up being "correct"
>tfw you write a song
>Sounds too much like a band you like
>You work on your vocals
>Vocals work best for a riff/song that sounds like another band
Its exhausting singing and playing guitar and sometimes Im just like "fuck."
Im not into bullshit whining but writing can be stressful, especially when youre working on your voice at the same time. I also hate when I write a song on guitar but its hard to come up with a decent melody or hit the right notes vocally so Im in key.
>tfw dont sing
>will never have to feel this feel
Well yeah I shouldnt whine. Im a skinny dude and get tired easy.
I havent properly sung for bands before really. But I want to lead my own band and play my own songs. Ill get there. Just sucks when the melodies that "work" sound too much like another band or something.
Im fortunate that I have the ability to sing certain ways and such. Probably something Im most happy about right now. Everything else seems kinda sucky.
>tfw you just started playing an instrument a couple of months ago and the guy who's helping me says in picking up stuff quickly and other people say I should join a band because of my music knowledge but do to know when I should start looking for one
or how about
>you listen to these really talented bands who're milestones ahead of you in what you produce but no ones ever heard about them so whats the chance that you'll make it
im not talking like hitting the radio its more like not playing the same dive bars in a city idk
Good musicians are usually never happy with what they release 100% theres always something they will regret not changing
The fact of the matter is if you're good enough you don't feel the need to compare yourself to others
cant be worse then me
>tfw u wanna start a project/band with people but nobody wants to experiment
all my friends/workers/classmates that are into music
either wanna make hardcore or edm deep house/trap shit or be the next hopsin
so pretty much atm im self teaching myself drums/bass and learning ableton and making /bleeps/
tho it sucks how each week i wanna try a new genre to experiment
Hopefully one of these days i'll meet somebody at a show :(
Listening to this guy's music always motivates me whenever I feel these feels. "Simple" music can be beautiful too.
>tfw I haven't picked up an instrument in about a year
>tfw even if i did pick up my old instrument, it would be the motherfucking saxophone
god why didn't i just learn piano? and anyways, i suppose I could try to compose a beefheart-ian masterpiece because I'm inexperienced enough with the piano to play random shit on it
shit recording, but would love some feedback
>tfw prog keyboardist
>tfw there's a funk guitarist also doing my music course at college
>tfw we've both crossed into each other's genres at times
>tfw we both understand each other's musical language
>tfw we have a genuine Wright/Gilmour thing going on
Hugo, if you're reading this, thank you so much.
One of my prog songs I'm working on.
Use a reverb or a light echo on your voice. The shitty sound quality actually made it pretty cool. It was like listening to some unnamed cassette of a random 90s band you found in a goodwill.
>tfw you can't purchase a condenser microphone for god-tier vox because your tascam portastudio doesn't support phantom power
atleast I have this $15 karaoke mic from target...
I have about 200 song ideas written down and lyrics are getting more darker which is slightly worrying
Mostly just concerned because i got asked to join two bands as a vocalist in the last three months and i declined both offers and feel so fucking stupid for doing that..
My confidence keeps holding me back anybody got any past experience like this and any advice?
>join band that's going nowhere because they can't decide on finalized versions of songs
>friends from high school, so it can't be too bad, right?
>spend months rehearsing, and helping them tweak the songs
>real psychedelic sounding
>record EP of what is to be finally be completed versions of these songs
>band decides to have a meeting and fires me because they feel more comfortable as a trio
>"We also want to move in a more chillwave direction"
>EP shelved indefinitely
Holy shit, I had never been fired from a band before, and I would never imagine it would be for this reason.
I also forgot to add
>main songwriter is a friend who insists on playing drums, singing, and playing bass synth
>at the same time
I kept insisting our sound would be tighter if we just had a bassist come aboard. Without me, it's just him, his tambourine playing gf, and our guitarist friend.
do you think the singing is notably good or bad?
thanks man! it's my band, but we've only played together for like 3 weeks
Thank you kindly. <3
http://vocaroo.com/i/s0NUvyFsv2tL One of my other WIPs, a more electronic, slightly poppier song about the apocalypse.
Damn, that must fucking suck, to have months of work just canned like that in an instant. Fuck those guys, and I hope your next musical endeavour has a more dignified release.
I wouldn't say that it was bad, but I felt it was kind of grating, sorta like Jeff Mangum. I recommended some reverb/echo so it would take the edge off and give the song a little more space.
Yeah, what bothered me is that the whole experience was a waste of time and money. I feel like never being in a "democratic" band again. I've written 20 songs in the last year and just want to do a David Byrne or Billy Corgan deal where I record everything, release it, and just get some friends to play live with me, but it isn't a band in the classic sense.
Sure, if you join a band you'll get alot better really quickly. Everyone you play with has something to teach and you will probably also be surprised how much you have to teach others.
The only way to get over a lack of confidence is to gain experience, so if you want to be in bands, start saying yes to offers. If you put yourself out there you'll feel alot better even if you flop on your face, which you will, and that's good because that's how you learn. Be willing to laugh at yourself.
>can't make new music unless i try something completely new to me
>don't have any way of doing this because all i have is an analog synth, a vintage drum machine, some guitars, and a mostly broken computer
>max/msp is too complicated for me
accept the fact that you will never make a living off of music. Even bands that have large cult followings and are pretty successful like Thee Oh Sees have said that they lose money on tours.
thats pretty much the whole artist industry
besides the people who ghost produce/write for pop stars but even then those guys have side jobs or do something else on the side
idk about u guys but I'd like a death grip setup
where i make enough so i can buy all the hardware i want
and just jam the fuck out at local shows near me every weekend
kinda like my own diy scene and release ep and albums for funding
>>want to write lyrics
>>realize nothing interesting has ever happened to you
Same. Most of my lyrics are cringeworthy.
>tfw i would love to be a ghost producer/writer
>tfw not skilled enough
>tfw no link to the musical industry