hits counter Music Habits - The Mental Game of Electronic Music Production: Finish Songs Fast, Beat Procrastination and Find Your Creative Flow - Ebook PDF Online
Hot Best Seller

Music Habits - The Mental Game of Electronic Music Production: Finish Songs Fast, Beat Procrastination and Find Your Creative Flow

Availability: Ready to download

Music Production can be an elusive art form for many, and the challenges that face someone who is new to this can easily create overwhelm and lead to complete paralysis. The goal of this book, is to cover music production from many different angles in a way that will change your thinking on the subject and build your confidence. Music making is a very mental and psycholog Music Production can be an elusive art form for many, and the challenges that face someone who is new to this can easily create overwhelm and lead to complete paralysis. The goal of this book, is to cover music production from many different angles in a way that will change your thinking on the subject and build your confidence. Music making is a very mental and psychological game, and more often than not, all the technical stuff can hold you back from achieving your goals if you don't have the right creative habits in place first. With all the information available with a simple Google search, I wanted to really get to the heart of things that aren't being discussed nearly enough. I want to clear out all the garbage you may have been told and replace it with the essentials you can put to immediate use. Many people new to music may dive into forums and mindlessly watch video tutorials attempting to gather more and more information until they think they have enough to get going (hint: you never feel like you know enough). That would be like reading a whole encyclopedia and then being asked to recall only the important things that will get you from point A to point B. Even worse, much of the information you get will contradict the last thing you read. It's like finding a needle in a haystack only to be told it's the wrong needle. There is a much better approach. It's an approach that doesn't require you to know a lot to get started. You only need to know enough to get to the next step in your process. There is truly nothing stopping you from becoming a music producer. The ones who are successful now are the ones who started from nothing and chipped away at it until they found a way to express their unique voice. There are no gatekeepers making decisions on who is worthy and who isn't. The determining factor is you, your habits and your confidence in yourself. This book can be read from start to finish, or as a “choose your own adventure”, going directly to what you think can help you most right now. Don't get caught up thinking you have to devour everything before getting started. That isn't necessary, and isn't the point of the book. The core concepts in the book will come up time & time again which should help you retain them & be able to recall them when the need arrives. By exploring these concepts from several angles you should gain a broad view of their many uses. My hope is that this book is used as a toolbox. You simply find the right tool that moves you forward and get back to work. So few people, who have more than enough information in their heads, ever start. Of those who do start, even fewer finish what they started and are satisfied with the results. I want you to be in that small group of finishers. Let's get started.


Compare

Music Production can be an elusive art form for many, and the challenges that face someone who is new to this can easily create overwhelm and lead to complete paralysis. The goal of this book, is to cover music production from many different angles in a way that will change your thinking on the subject and build your confidence. Music making is a very mental and psycholog Music Production can be an elusive art form for many, and the challenges that face someone who is new to this can easily create overwhelm and lead to complete paralysis. The goal of this book, is to cover music production from many different angles in a way that will change your thinking on the subject and build your confidence. Music making is a very mental and psychological game, and more often than not, all the technical stuff can hold you back from achieving your goals if you don't have the right creative habits in place first. With all the information available with a simple Google search, I wanted to really get to the heart of things that aren't being discussed nearly enough. I want to clear out all the garbage you may have been told and replace it with the essentials you can put to immediate use. Many people new to music may dive into forums and mindlessly watch video tutorials attempting to gather more and more information until they think they have enough to get going (hint: you never feel like you know enough). That would be like reading a whole encyclopedia and then being asked to recall only the important things that will get you from point A to point B. Even worse, much of the information you get will contradict the last thing you read. It's like finding a needle in a haystack only to be told it's the wrong needle. There is a much better approach. It's an approach that doesn't require you to know a lot to get started. You only need to know enough to get to the next step in your process. There is truly nothing stopping you from becoming a music producer. The ones who are successful now are the ones who started from nothing and chipped away at it until they found a way to express their unique voice. There are no gatekeepers making decisions on who is worthy and who isn't. The determining factor is you, your habits and your confidence in yourself. This book can be read from start to finish, or as a “choose your own adventure”, going directly to what you think can help you most right now. Don't get caught up thinking you have to devour everything before getting started. That isn't necessary, and isn't the point of the book. The core concepts in the book will come up time & time again which should help you retain them & be able to recall them when the need arrives. By exploring these concepts from several angles you should gain a broad view of their many uses. My hope is that this book is used as a toolbox. You simply find the right tool that moves you forward and get back to work. So few people, who have more than enough information in their heads, ever start. Of those who do start, even fewer finish what they started and are satisfied with the results. I want you to be in that small group of finishers. Let's get started.

30 review for Music Habits - The Mental Game of Electronic Music Production: Finish Songs Fast, Beat Procrastination and Find Your Creative Flow

  1. 4 out of 5

    Orcun Ayata

    It's a half electronic music production and half coaching book. I decided to give 4 star because so much repetition in it. But in the other hand it's a very good guide to how to finish something and how to work well. I'll be joining 30 day challenge soon. It's a half electronic music production and half coaching book. I decided to give 4 star because so much repetition in it. But in the other hand it's a very good guide to how to finish something and how to work well. I'll be joining 30 day challenge soon.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Maciej Wasilak

    Half of this book is a pure self-improvement manual - about building habits, fighting procrastination and achieving goals. I wholeheartedly loathe such books, but this particular one I enjoyed. I think there are 2 reasons to this: 1) Author knows the stuff he writes about, and names the problems very effectively (no. 1 is finishing tracks) 2) I'm coming from a software development mindset, where overthinking and constant learning is sometimes the only way forward. For music production it isn't - a Half of this book is a pure self-improvement manual - about building habits, fighting procrastination and achieving goals. I wholeheartedly loathe such books, but this particular one I enjoyed. I think there are 2 reasons to this: 1) Author knows the stuff he writes about, and names the problems very effectively (no. 1 is finishing tracks) 2) I'm coming from a software development mindset, where overthinking and constant learning is sometimes the only way forward. For music production it isn't - and may even hurt. Minor complaints: 1st author writes that you don't need any background to start but then actually gives detailed tips that you need to have some knowledge to understand. 2nd the tips are pretty chaotic and hard to implement immediately (which is against the message of the book).

  3. 4 out of 5

    Nina Arce

    Certainly did the job for me! Before I read this book, I was stuck in half-finished limbo musically speaking and hadn't finished a single track. While reading it, I completed five. Definitely recommended for anyone who feels stuck in their music production! Certainly did the job for me! Before I read this book, I was stuck in half-finished limbo musically speaking and hadn't finished a single track. While reading it, I completed five. Definitely recommended for anyone who feels stuck in their music production!

  4. 5 out of 5

    Tom Richardson

    An interesting book, made some very good points and overall it was worth reading, but the production values are awful. It's littered with punctuation, spelling and grammar mistakes. The Kindle version has footnotes that are clearly editor's notes that the reader wasn't intended to see. The line spacing change randomly one chapter and then goes back normal on the next. It's obvious that some of the chapters have simply been copied and pasted from the author's blog. There's a lot of repetition due An interesting book, made some very good points and overall it was worth reading, but the production values are awful. It's littered with punctuation, spelling and grammar mistakes. The Kindle version has footnotes that are clearly editor's notes that the reader wasn't intended to see. The line spacing change randomly one chapter and then goes back normal on the next. It's obvious that some of the chapters have simply been copied and pasted from the author's blog. There's a lot of repetition due to this, and all of these problems get worse and worse as the book progresses. One of the key messages in the book is to keep working on tracks until they are finished. Even if they have problems, finish them, learn from your mistakes and make the next track better. I can't help but think that the author took the same approach with this book.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Silas

    Having picked up the synthesizer and electronic music production during the pandemic (formerly being solely a guitar player), I was interested to take a look at a different way of making music than I was accustomed to. Instead, I got a handful of questionable motivational business tips with a short list of tips on EQ and mixing tacked on at the end. I wanted to like this a lot, but it rubbed me the wrong way from the beginning, and just didn't provide anything useful for my music making progress Having picked up the synthesizer and electronic music production during the pandemic (formerly being solely a guitar player), I was interested to take a look at a different way of making music than I was accustomed to. Instead, I got a handful of questionable motivational business tips with a short list of tips on EQ and mixing tacked on at the end. I wanted to like this a lot, but it rubbed me the wrong way from the beginning, and just didn't provide anything useful for my music making progress, while arguing the whole time that I really shouldn't have spent the time it took to listen to it (about the one thing useful it said). It is rare for me to return a book, but I returned this one. It's really not that anything here is actively harmful, it just isn't helpful or necessary.

  6. 5 out of 5

    R

    Insightful, motivational, inspiring. Most of the advice was useful and concise. I found it a bit repetitive, but the repetition was just enough to keep those ideas lingering in my head for longer than a few days. I did lower the rating because I found a couple pointers that I and my audio engineer mentors would agree would not be wise choices for mixing or production. Art is subjective and it boils down to personal preference of course, so to each their own. I also found a typo on nearly every p Insightful, motivational, inspiring. Most of the advice was useful and concise. I found it a bit repetitive, but the repetition was just enough to keep those ideas lingering in my head for longer than a few days. I did lower the rating because I found a couple pointers that I and my audio engineer mentors would agree would not be wise choices for mixing or production. Art is subjective and it boils down to personal preference of course, so to each their own. I also found a typo on nearly every page especially towards the end, making it difficult to take the book more seriously.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Todd

    There was a good amount of tips and guidance that I can see myself referring back to in future. However, there was quite a bit of repetition, and probably at least a couple of dozen typographical errors. Overall, I think I preferred DeSantis' "Making Music" for being more direct and practical; comparatively, this title often felt more informal, like a diary or journal. Still, it contains a lot of useful stuff and is worth a read. There was a good amount of tips and guidance that I can see myself referring back to in future. However, there was quite a bit of repetition, and probably at least a couple of dozen typographical errors. Overall, I think I preferred DeSantis' "Making Music" for being more direct and practical; comparatively, this title often felt more informal, like a diary or journal. Still, it contains a lot of useful stuff and is worth a read.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Frederick Reed

    I work in a different genre of music than the author but I was still inspired by their work ethic. There are many practical and creative ideas in this book for working musicians and/or producers to explore. I will be going back to this book from time to time in order to reference the author's work flow and other production ideas. I work in a different genre of music than the author but I was still inspired by their work ethic. There are many practical and creative ideas in this book for working musicians and/or producers to explore. I will be going back to this book from time to time in order to reference the author's work flow and other production ideas.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Mansu Edwards

    Applicable To Winning This book delves into the mindset and tools necessary in becoming a great musician. But, when reading you find that the strategies are useful for succeeding in any field. A person must create massive amounts of art or projects to become exceptional. You're growth is from struggle and the ability to overcome it which there Author mentions. Applicable To Winning This book delves into the mindset and tools necessary in becoming a great musician. But, when reading you find that the strategies are useful for succeeding in any field. A person must create massive amounts of art or projects to become exceptional. You're growth is from struggle and the ability to overcome it which there Author mentions.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Kristjan Kangro

    It was a good book, because music production can be replaced with any creative hobby/activity/work you struggle or want to progress, general idea was action before knowledge. Just start and the skills come while doing it, you do not have to have the skills beforehand. Some parts of it were music specific and pretty detailed.

  11. 4 out of 5

    Nina

    This book is a collection of paragraphs with random ideas. Kind of like reading a bunch of blog posts. There's A LOT of repeating of the same ideas, almost word for word. But there's also some good content, especially if you are new to music and building habits. This book is a collection of paragraphs with random ideas. Kind of like reading a bunch of blog posts. There's A LOT of repeating of the same ideas, almost word for word. But there's also some good content, especially if you are new to music and building habits.

  12. 5 out of 5

    Carlos Huerta

    Very nice book for all producers that struggle during the process, very easy to read, bunch of tips & tricks to get in the zone and to avoid roadblocks. Very recommended. Don't expect to learn how to produce, it's all about the mental game. Very nice book for all producers that struggle during the process, very easy to read, bunch of tips & tricks to get in the zone and to avoid roadblocks. Very recommended. Don't expect to learn how to produce, it's all about the mental game.

  13. 4 out of 5

    Derek Beasley

    How to make music recordings Nice and straightforward writing about a complex subject. Lots of ideas and methods some I knew some I need to try out. This book is for anyone into making music and who wants to improve their results.

  14. 5 out of 5

    Stephanie JNote

    Helpful A lot of useful information featured in this read that can help to expand my experiences as an artist, songwriter and in my producing of music

  15. 4 out of 5

    Gabriel

    Excellent, lots of useful tricks. good advices...

  16. 5 out of 5

    Nils Riedemann

    Inspirational but very repetitive, and sometimes very sloppy writing. But in all it has valuable advice - albeit often obvious, but that's not necessarily a bad thing. Inspirational but very repetitive, and sometimes very sloppy writing. But in all it has valuable advice - albeit often obvious, but that's not necessarily a bad thing.

  17. 4 out of 5

    Aleksandar

    Straightforward and practical guide for setting yourself up and following through with finishing songs. Main focus is on electronic dance music, but most of it is applicable to almost any genre.

  18. 4 out of 5

    Ruben Navarro

    Good read Good book. If recommend this to anyone thinking of making a living through music. Helps get you ready for the challenges ahead.

  19. 5 out of 5

    Denis S

    Great book to help you dive into a good mental state for producing music. The first half was more oriented on the mind set and then the author starts going into actual production techniques, which while was still useful kind of deviated away from the main subject of the book. I found the 101 tips at the end of the book to actually be all good and useful tips. Would have given the book a 4.5/5 but half stars are not permitted.

  20. 5 out of 5

    Joe

    Got this for free but would definitely pay the 9.99 the author is now asking. A great book with lots of good ideas to get you off your ass and start producing music.

  21. 5 out of 5

    Sam Brown

    Awesome!

  22. 5 out of 5

    Jon

  23. 4 out of 5

    Max

  24. 4 out of 5

    Sean Barrett

  25. 4 out of 5

    Mark

  26. 5 out of 5

    MASON W

  27. 5 out of 5

    Bruce Dickert

  28. 5 out of 5

    Naymul

  29. 4 out of 5

    FATHER

  30. 5 out of 5

    Matthew

Add a review

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Loading...