A lot ! That's an interesting question actually.
First of all, if I got into music in the first place, it's because I had ideas that make a song I actually want to listen. You know what I mean ? We all produce what we wanna hear, after all. So, why wouldn't we listen to our own stuff ?
+ I eventually spot lots of mistakes and re-work a lot of tunes. I have so few followers, I don't mind updating my songs several times by uploading new versions directly on my tracks' administration page.
Originally Posted by erikmichael
I would add that getting out of your comfort zone is important. For me , it meant NOT using a midi keyboard. Not being a virtuoso pianist, my finger's muscles were stuck in certain chord progressions. By forcing myself to write melodies with the mouse in the piano roll, I found I actually came up with new and exciting melodies. I was then able to go back to the keyboard and play more diverse notes having heard it. So if normally point and click then definitely get a keyboard!
Very interesting story ! I need to plug that YAHAMA keyboard some day lol