Twenty minutes of music every night
Last night I made good on my promise to start spending time every night on the decks. I’ve set up a simple routine, and I think it’s really going to keep me on track and encourage me to push myself.
All I do is plug a digital recorder into the back of my mixer, hit “record,” and run a twenty-minute timer. During that twenty minutes, I’m free to do whatever I like. At the end, I’ve got an MP3 that I can sync to my iPhone.
I listened to my first recording on the subway this morning, jotting down some notes as I went. Tonight I’ll build on that set, adding new tracks and trying out some tighter transitions. Tomorrow I’ll review that version, and refine a little more. Soon, I’ll have a set worth sharing.
Best of all, I’ve got an incentive to keep my appointment with myself. I’m eager to test out these new ideas, and to see what the finished product sounds like.
What’s your routine for your creative endeavours? How do you maintain your discipline and build on your progress? Feel free to sound off in the comments.
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