So this is it, folks! A video of me performing my track is done and online. From the very start of the project I knew that the best way to prove, that I’ve reached my goal, was to make a video out of it.
My goal was to create, record and release a song that I can perform all by myself without compromise, using my drum kit and digital music devices that I had. Already when I was writing the very first text to this blog I had the intetion to record a live take of the track.
This would show that I indeed can play the damn track. So here it is!
(Insert fanfare of horns and cheers).
Click here if the video doesn’t work for you.
The aftermath of Mike Math
It’s a monumentally uplifting feeling to finish this track as there were definite moments where I felt like sinking into desperation and giving up.
What was crucial in not giving up, though, was realizing that the only way to make progress (speaking for myself now) is to learn by trial and error. This track is the best I can do right now and I realize it’s not perfect and that I have a lot to learn.
However, it was important to finish and release this video so that I now have a point to refer back to – a point of comparison for future.
Wait a minute… you didn’t think this was going to end now?
No way José, I’m in love with this approach. Putting myself through a challenge like this has helped me gain focus and productivity in any thing or task I might be doing.
Now that I have proven myself that I in fact can do music this way, all by myself, I see no reason why not to continue doing so. Therefore:
A wild new Challenge appears!
Yes, there will be more! And my next goal is:
- to create, perform and release three (3) new tracks in similar way with my drum kit and digital music devices by the end of the year!
I will also keep hunting for unexpected sources of sounds, inspired by my previous experiments with common non-musical objects. Perhaps I will create myself an own distinctive sound?
But in any case, if all else fails, I’m 100 % sure that the joy of doing and creating my own stuff will be enough to power myself through it all yet again.
Head up and onwards
So there’s exaclty twelve weeks left in 2017, which means that I need to have a new track ready and out every four weeks.
Can I do it? Find out by following!