Today was just one of those days. It’s ‘Studio Saturday’ and it was time to get some work done. I’d been working on this guitar part, both writing it and creating a guitar tone that would fit the song. The writing part came easy (knock on wood), but the guitar sound actually took a little longer.
I might’ve mentioned this before, but I love technology. As musicians, we are able to produce and distribute our music for pennies on the dollar compared to what it used to cost. Having a home studio is a simple as having a laptop and an audio interface…we can create pro level music sitting in a recliner at home…it’s amazing.
Back to the lack of motivation today…it just wasn’t there. I went into the studio with the idea that asses would be kicked and names would be taken. I ‘did’ get some work done however. I recorded my guitar part and did a rough mix of what I had so far…it’s ok. Not my best work, and I will probably wind up re-recording some of what I did. The takeaway? Despite my lackluster feelings about working on music today, things did get done…I buckled down and got to a place that will be easy to pick up next time I’m working on the song.
We all want inspiration and desire to be there when we want it, but that’s not the way it works. Sometimes ya gotta force it a little bit, and putting in the hard yards when you don’t want to demonstrates to yourself that you’re committed…that’s a good thing!