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Listening to good music is discouraging
Old 3 weeks ago
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Unhappy Listening to good music is discouraging

Makes me feel like a hack in every way.
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Maybe you should listen to what's on the radio instead. You'll feel much more confident about your abilities then.
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I prefer to think of it as, listening to any music -- good or bad -- is encouraging...because if I'm listening to good music I think "Damn, I need to up my game!" and I stop listening and go practice my craft. And if I'm listening to bad music I think "WTF? Why am I wasting my time on this crap? I could be practicing my craft!"

Either way it's win-win.
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Maybe you should listen to what's on the radio instead. You'll feel much more confident about your abilities then.
There are some amazing pop music, IMHO. Lord's Pure Heroine sounds great … and I think it was mixed in the box, too.

The other side of the coin would be, if it came too easy, where would the fun be in that? But man, I'm embarrassingly bad … but I love music too much to quit.
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I prefer to think of it as, listening to any music -- good or bad -- is encouraging...because if I'm listening to good music I think "Damn, I need to up my game!" and I stop listening and go practice my craft. And if I'm listening to bad music I think "WTF? Why am I wasting my time on this crap? I could be practicing my craft!"

Either way it's win-win.
My mind goes into some dark places when I compare myself to what I listen to.
Old 2 days ago
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I often get that sinking feeling when I hear great music, especially if it's new.

However, as it happens, if it's a live performance, I instead get very excited to try new stuff out, and become more productive as opposed to less.
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