We're rolling right along to box 4! Let's ask this question, though. When should I add a new box to work on? Well, for each person, that's a little different. I think you should be able to play the scale backward and forwards without much trouble at a certain bpm. Let's at say 95 bpm. Does that number hold any special value? Hell, no. I just used it as an arbitrary number. You can pick any number you'd like. The METRONOME is the key part here! You should be able to have some "pressure" on you to keep you honest and moving.
I thought I'm a rhythm guitarist. I don't need to work on that. Or "I have a cool voice. I will just get someone else to play that hard parts." I didn't have a good voice at the time, so I don't know why I thought that would work, and honestly, it's a pretty piss-poor excuse to not get better at something I loved. ESPECIALLY WHEN IT'S SO EASY TO LEARN!
Having a hard time saying no? Let's work through this together and figure out why we feel that way and how to change!
You need to understand your audience. If you record as a purist, you need to pitch your music to purists - Almost exclusively. Because most of us want to hear pop/rock/blues/hip-hop/indie alt/etc music where everything is tight and in tune
Close your eyes and think of the average night of your favorite artist? They're probably having the time of their (and your) life. They also seem to have a superpower of being immune to the consequential effects of extreme and constant hedonism... I want to point out that this is all in your head!
If you're Taylor Swift, you can announce on just Instagram that you have a song dropping, and that will do you just fine. Let's take a look at how many followers she has... Yep I'm off by 137 million.
There are PLENTY of places you can pitch your press. Think outside your circles into international waters, baby! If you don't know what your local press looks like, it's time to figure that out. It's as easy as searching Google or Instagram. They're not trying to hide from you, you just have to look through all the garbage out there.
Sure, you see that your buddy has thousands of spins, and somehow they got on a playlist, and you're wondering how the hell they do it!? Deserving or not, there are ways to get on the playlist, and it comes down to the same thing that always does, a little extra preparation and a lot of luck.
Our audience is our friend! They make or break our show (duh) if we can learn to turn the heckler into a fan, they will usually turn into one of our biggest fans! I have seen it happen more often than not!