I want to apologize for dropping off the face of the earth last week. This past week I had an exciting opportunity to go down to Nashville to work with my brother on a recording project of his. He’s doing a five song EP, so we were in the studio all week working away on that.
I’ve never walked away from a week feeling more motivated, inspired, and challenged. We had some really good conversations with our producer about steps to take after this project. Something we discussed quite a bit was how you can have great songs but if you’re not building a relationship with an audience your songs aren’t going to be heard.
The easy part is to record some songs. The harder part is following up with the drive and motivation to get these songs in the hands of your audience.
This forced me to ask the question in regards to my music, “Am I idly sitting around waiting for results?”
If you’re a beginning ukulele player, in order to increase your skills, you have to take the steps towards getting better. You have to be willing to try new things and spend the time, hard work, and frustration involved with practice. The skills you need won’t be handed to you one day.
If you’re writing your own songs on ukulele, you have to be willing to share your songs with others and play in any venue, whether it be a coffee shop or a nursing home. By only having songs, you won’t build an audience. You have to take the initiative.
How are you sitting idly waiting for results? What are some steps you can take to become a better ukulele player?