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Old 08-11-2015, 09:06 AM   #1
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Do you listen to your own music?

For some reason I sometimes like to listen all the crap tracks I've made and somehow enjoy (most) of them..
When someone gives constructive criticism about something being wrong, this makes the listening a bit different though - It means that I always hear that problem with the track.

Do you do this? Just listen to your own songs instead of those 100% "better" tracks that you like?
Also, do you listen your older stuff so you could learn from your mistakes?

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Old 08-11-2015, 09:11 AM   #2
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Re: Do you listen to your own music?

I find that after a long break from not listening to my stuff... its either a good surprise or a bad surprise.

I am either "oh.. hey this is pretty good" or "I cant believe I thought this was good"

I find when you take a break and listen to your stuff somewhere down the road it gives you a fresh perspective.
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Old 08-11-2015, 09:12 AM   #3
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Re: Do you listen to your own music?

I like listening my stuff from like 5-10 years back, but I listen my recent ones a lot too. I'm pretty sure everyone does.

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Old 08-11-2015, 09:26 AM   #4
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Re: Do you listen to your own music?

I definitely enjoy listening back to tracks I've produced, even if it's just because it sounds like I've improved a lot since I made something. It's also a good source of inspiration and of (hopefully) original sounds for you to use in new songs.

Also getting feedback on a song is great, but you shouldn't always take it to heart and let it affect how you feel about a song. If you love a song and someone tells you there's a lot wrong with it, it doesn't always mean it's no good. There have been plenty of musicians throughout history who wouldn't have made half of the amazing music they did, if they had just done what they had been told to do.
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Old 08-11-2015, 09:37 AM   #5
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Re: Do you listen to your own music?

I get sick of hearing something over and over (like when I'm making it) and then I can't listen to it anymore.
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Old 08-11-2015, 11:41 AM   #6
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Re: Do you listen to your own music?

Sometimes I listen to old tracks for nostalgia and memories. They are like diary entries.
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Old 08-11-2015, 12:26 PM   #7
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Re: Do you listen to your own music?

Untill the song is completely finished.. By that time I heard it so many times I cant listen to it for a while
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Old 08-11-2015, 02:14 PM   #8
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Re: Do you listen to your own music?

I'm always recycling my older tracks into newer ones... eg. (old gangsta rap beat fails from 90's) + (pitch up/down to tempo) = trap!
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Old 08-11-2015, 04:48 PM   #9
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Re: Do you listen to your own music?

Yeah, I have to listen to old tracks a million times over to see what parts I messed up in during the recording process just so I know ahead of a time when I record in the near future.
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Old 08-11-2015, 06:09 PM   #10
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Re: Do you listen to your own music?

I'll sometimes listen to a track I made on repeat for a little while, but I eventually get tired of the song, even cringing inside a little because it's something I made.
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Re: Do you listen to your own music?

if you don't listen to your own music then you can't learn from your mistakes and successes. yeah i listen

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Old 08-11-2015, 07:07 PM   #12
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Re: Do you listen to your own music?

Sure I do - Not only during production, I always have some of my tunes on my MP3 Player with me - I think there must be something wrong with people that don't listen to their own music...
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Old 08-12-2015, 12:42 AM   #13
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Re: Do you listen to your own music?

Then again Beethoven didn't listen to his music did he?
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Old 08-12-2015, 06:23 AM   #14
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Re: Do you listen to your own music?

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Then again Beethoven didn't listen to his music did he?
How can one not listen to music while playing it?

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Old 08-12-2015, 05:06 PM   #15
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Re: Do you listen to your own music?

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How can one not listen to music while playing it?
Beethoven was deaf.
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Old 08-12-2015, 05:51 PM   #16
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Re: Do you listen to your own music?

Constantly.

I mean its a bit embarrassing. People sometimes ask me what I listen to and my answer is usually, my own stuff. Then I say,well being as I made it its pretty close to being exactly how I want music to sound so why would I listen to anything else.

I do listen to other things though, its not as bad as that sounds. But being as I'm always working on a project I usually have something new to take to the car or a revision to check. Older stuff gets revisited maybe once a year, its mainly current projects that get the play. Onward, upward and all that shit.

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Old 08-12-2015, 06:08 PM   #17
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Beethoven was deaf.
He became deaf - there is a difference.
Plus he could hear music normally until 1812. ([Only registered and activated users can see links. Click here to register]
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But let's just drop this now. /tangent

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Old 08-12-2015, 06:42 PM   #18
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Re: Do you listen to your own music?

It would be hard to perform without rehearsal and it would be boring and pointless to make music that I wouldn't care to listen to. I make what I want to hear.

I also don't think that music I love is 'better' than my music. Disregarding technical ability, I consider myself and much of my music to be as good as any song from any artist or group that I adore. I don't say it out of ego, but because I don't see my influences as knowing something or being better than me or anything. They're just people, like any other people, like I am.

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Re: Do you listen to your own music?

All the time.

At least once per week I listen to one of my albums.

I make my music for me, and if someone else likes it then that's cool.

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