If you want to e.g. learn a song you should consider first having an objective you want to accomplish, so you can set yourself up to more successfully reach your goals.
Why is this important?
It’s about cause and effect. It’s not reasonable to expect you can become an expert musician by simply picking up an instrument. You should have a roadmap to help you get from point A of picking up an instrument to getting to point B…mastering that instrument. You’ll need to put dedicated energy into focusing so you follow the roadmap you set and more effectively put focused energy towards achieving your music goals.
You can learn a song and play it until your comfortable, but if you want to be truly great you’ll need to be very dedicated and push yourself outside of your comfort zone to achieve the next level.
Being focused doesn’t mean you have to lose your creativity. We’re just saying to have focused goals no matter how big or small, and develop a plan on how you’ll achieve those goals. If you put focused energy on achieving your music goals in a consistent manner, you’ll better position yourself to achieve success in the music industry.
For example, you may know you want to A) get a keyboard and B) master the keyboard so you can play any song you want. Unfortunately, that’s not going to just happen by snapping your fingers.
There’s a time for having jam sessions, and there is a time for really honing your skills and taking proactive steps towards mastering the songs you’re playing. When we say master, we’re not just saying being able to reproduce the song, but we’re saying know it so well so you can easily play the song in any key, know how to recognize patterns, add some cool twists to your chords etc.
If you focus on really mastering your instrument and having a music breakthrough, YOU can benefit from being a more versatile musician, and can have exposure to some great opportunities that you otherwise would not even know about. After all, when you’re skills are top notch, the word gets around. OTHERS can benefit because they will more likely want you to play or record with you etc.
To your music success,