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How many albums to really know what you are doing?

Postby briannadejole » Fri Jul 28, 2017 8:22 am

Before I made any music albums I thought that I would need 3 albums to know what I am doing. Now after 2 albums under my belt I feel prescient; I feel that I need one more album to get there. My first album of 45 minutes took 6 months. It wasn't good. My second album of 40 minutes was much better. I just finished it. It took 2 weeks :)

So for album 3 I would like to get into a particular genre. Maybe jazz music. I am bad at composing at the guitar. So I will sort out that too. A lot of other things. To this point I have specialised pretty much in piano, synth and electro piano.

So for me it's 3 albums. Or will be. The same number for everyone else? More to know what you are doing? Or less? [that doesn't make people necessarily better or worse; some kinds of music might need more or less.]

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Re: How many albums to really know what you are doing?

Postby aj113 » Fri Jul 28, 2017 8:54 am

The general rule to be 'good' at anything is 10,000 hours.

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Re: How many albums to really know what you are doing?

Postby briannadejole » Sat Jul 29, 2017 12:54 am

No actually. The 10'000 hours rule has been debunked numerous times.

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Re: How many albums to really know what you are doing?

Postby aj113 » Sat Jul 29, 2017 1:09 am

Well, put it this way, I've done about 100 albums and I'm still learning. I couldn't do an album in two weeks. It would take that long just to get the drums and bass recorded. On a full-scale commercial production each song takes approximately 50 hours from start to finish, including mastering.

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Re: How many albums to really know what you are doing?

Postby AHornsby » Sat Jul 29, 2017 7:01 am

So are you looking for some magic number that will be the affirmation of how good you are?

You shouldn't denigrate the fact that we are the ones who create something from nothing consistently and though the first time we do that may not be the finest hour of the craft, it indicates that we have met that challenge with success.

Zero is the magic number. You already know why you do things. After that you'll just be seeking acceptance and whether it's one song or 1,000 albums, you'll be learning until that day you refuse to or can't.

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Re: How many albums to really know what you are doing?

Postby briannadejole » Sun Jul 30, 2017 8:30 am

aj113 wrote:Well, put it this way, I've done about 100 albums and I'm still learning. I couldn't do an album in two weeks. It would take that long just to get the drums and bass recorded. On a full-scale commercial production each song takes approximately 50 hours from start to finish, including mastering.


Well, I did it. I composed, did the art work and the whole thing. All in two weeks. Then published it: 40 minutes of music. Maybe your people who take 50 hours a song should give the job to me.

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Re: How many albums to really know what you are doing?

Postby AHornsby » Sun Jul 30, 2017 9:58 am

briannadejole wrote:
aj113 wrote: Maybe your people who take 50 hours a song should give the job to me.


50 hours? Try weeks. :lol:

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Re: How many albums to really know what you are doing?

Postby chibear » Mon Jul 31, 2017 3:43 pm

briannadejole wrote:
aj113 wrote:Well, put it this way, I've done about 100 albums and I'm still learning. I couldn't do an album in two weeks. It would take that long just to get the drums and bass recorded. On a full-scale commercial production each song takes approximately 50 hours from start to finish, including mastering.


Well, I did it. I composed, did the art work and the whole thing. All in two weeks. Then published it: 40 minutes of music. Maybe your people who take 50 hours a song should give the job to me.


Woa! How about a link to the album?
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Re: How many albums to really know what you are doing?

Postby mick » Wed Aug 02, 2017 8:54 am

A Hornsby wrote . . . You shouldn't denigrate the fact that we are the ones who create something from nothing consistently and though the first time we do that may not be the finest hour of the craft, it indicates that we have met that challenge with success.

Great comment! 8)


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