The reason I don’t answer that many anons is because:
1.) I never know if it’s a troll
2.) It could be the same single person asking 100 different questions
3.) My RSS subscribers may not enjoy it much (anons can obviously only be answered publicly)
4.) Talking point #7 here
5.) It’s usually been answered here in my ‘ask’ archive.
6.) I’m concerned my followers will think I’m messaging myself anonymously and answering them as “ForOrchestra” so I can pimp out my previous articles and music. Which I’ll admit would be smart but I’ve never done that. I did do this but that wasn’t anonymous :)
Well I think talent is a misnomer. That being said, just practice every day. That’s the trick, really. It’s better to practice 20 minutes daily rather than 1.5 hours once per week. This goes for working out, learning how to salsa dance, or anything you can think of.
Find your favorite songs/artists and learn them inside out every day - just the beginner chords, nothing crazy. Then over a year or so start adding scales, arpeggios, and play live (or in friend’s garages).
It’s no different than trying to grow a fanbase online: you do it daily, start small, make it fun, and grow slowly. If on the first month you start getting discouraged by comparing yourself to Mozart’s piano success (or VSauce’s Youtube success) then you’re doing it wrong.
For example: There are a lot of people I went to school with who were better at writing orchestra music than me, but they no longer work in the music industry because I eventually surpassed them. How? I ran a steady race while they were out partying.
Don’t worry about talent, just do 1 hour per day. In 4 months you’ll be blown away how many songs you can play. FWIW iReal Pro for laptop is what I use on learning songs, and I love it.
Piano lessons help a lot, too, especially in the beginning weeks of understanding music theory and scales. But if you can’t afford lessons then online forums, google searches, my old website, or simple piano lead sheets (playing the chords not the melody) may help a lot. Even looking up guitar tabs and playing just the chords are perfect in the beginning!
never did, no one really asked me for it. looks like I missed the boat on it at this point, tho.
I’m going to say 3 weeks. I’m thinking the formula is “when my computer arrives + 1 week”. My current computer can’t handle exporting my files, so I must wait.. and wait.
I’ll also be releasing Disturbed, MegaMan, Brodyquest, Frozen, and many others around that time, too. All at once.
I love reading messages like this. My fave. DFTBA.
yea no prob! keep doing your thing because haters gonna hate. i get a ton of anonymous hate every day. i love it.