Work with other people.
Let’s say hypothetically there’s an artist rating system from 1-10. And overall, you, the person reading this, are a 7.
Above average, right? Sweet.
The first instinct for a 7 is to want to work with other 7’s, 8’s, 9’s, and 10’s. Because you believe anyone below a 7 has absolutely nothing to offer. After all they’re not as skilled, right? How could they know what it takes to be a 7?
Now put yourself in a 6’s position.
Hurts, I know, but bear with me.
How many times, as a 6, have you seen a “7” and thought, “It’s good but it’d be better with this,” or “This would have more impact if they did it this way or switched this to that.”
Should your opinion be ignored simply because you aren’t at the exact level in your career as someone else? Because on a fake rating system you are one measly rung lower?
The other day I found a stack of old burned cd’s with some of the first songs I made back in ‘05. I couldn’t believe how much more creative I was back then. Although I definitely lacked the skill, the intention and melodic thinking were there.
Now I’m not saying go work with people who are still looking for a “J” chord on guitar or rhyming ‘cat’ with ‘dog,’ but I am saying this:
People better than you probably won’t want to work with you.
But now you know why it’s their loss.
PS. I don’t know how the ‘start fragment’ and ‘end fragment’ got on here. I think it’s because I pasted this from Word :/ If you can’t see it then.. respect
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