I recently decided to take formal music lessons. I will be taking a piano class at school to officially learn how to play. I am also planning on taking a music production class and at least one music theory class as well. I have considered this for some time now so it has just been something I was putting off doing. I don’t want to change my major or minor, I finally settled on the perfect match for me that will lead me to a career that would be fulfilling for me. Still there is this big part of me that is musically inclined, after all I have been a musician pretty much my entire life.
My most recent attempt to get my music career going was in 2007, since then I have pretty much moved on to other things. The last song I composed was titled Journey to Perfection, which also became the first song I resurrected for my newest CD that I did last year for a school project. This was my first musical production that I made for my self no pressure to sell it to anybody just wanting to make something and it ended up being the best production I have ever put together. Well music is very powerful and I realized that maybe I won’t be a big record producer or a famous rock star but I think I can put my musical talents to good use in the business world. Recently I shifted my focus from Broadcasting to Advertising and Marketing. I decided that I would enjoy a career in media that allows for me to be creative but also has plenty of room for growth.
The first instrument I ever learned was the drums, I was barely 3 when my parents got me one of those plastic drum sets and I banged the crap out of that thing. By the time I was old enough to join band in school that was it I was in every year, band, choir, music appreciation, I took them all. I mostly stuck with the drums but every now and then I would dabble in something different, guitar, piano, keyboards, turntables, I even tried the saxophone.
Eventually I decided to focus on doing music electronically mostly through computer software, mixing, and modern things like that. I still created my own samples and beats but I relied heavily on sampling and mixing sounds that I purchased or acquired. Sure I threw in some old school turntable mixing and scratching to mix it up.
Where do I go from here?
As a musician I have come to a point where I am no longer happy doing things that are not totally creative. I have decided that I am going to take formal piano lessons and learn how to get some serious usage out of that expensive electronic keyboard I spent my rent money on. I am also going to take some music classes at school. I decided that maybe with some real formal training I could get a gig writing themes for movies and television, or something else like video games, hell even commercials if thats what pays. I don’t think I will ever be the big arena tour rock star type but I could be the guy who uses the keyboard as a tool to further my career.