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Deliberate Practice: How To Grow Faster as a Producer

Electronic music production is still a new creative field in the history of the world.

But that doesn’t mean you can’t learn things from other creative fields and apply it.

One of those concepts is deliberate practice. And if you wield it right, it can double, triple or quadruple your growth.

Ready to learn more? Let’s go.

Note: this blog post is an excerpt from my book, The Producer’s Guide to Workflow & Creativity. You can download the full PDF below:

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The difference between ordinary and extraordinary is practice.”

— Vladimir Horowitz

In the electronic music production community, we don’t talk about practice enough.

When seeing a violin player, we see practice. We see a dedicated individual spending hours every day making mistakes and correcting them; playing certain sections of the piece slowly until perfect, and then speeding them up.

When we see a football/soccer player, we see practice. We see a dedicated individual spending hours every day on the field. Not repeating the shots they’re good at, but instead failing repeatedly at the difficult shots, improving slightly each time.

But when we see a music producer, the image of practice isn’t the same. We see someone making a song—someone dedicated—but we often don’t see them the same way as a violin player or football player.

There are reasons for this. One of them being that music production is a complex creative field that can’t really be practised the same way an instrument can (Daniel Coyle, author of The Talent Code states that it’s incredibly hard to become an elite self-taught violin player, but there are many professional self- taught writers, which shows there’s an obvious difference).

But I also think it’s something to do with the culture. Perhaps the idea of practice” has been lost in the modern world of electronic music production.

The illusion of practice

To benefit from practice and reach your potential, you have to constantly challenge yourself. This doesn’t mean repeatedly doing what you already know how to do. This means understanding your weaknesses and inventing specific tasks in your practice to address those deficiencies.”

— Corbett Barr

As a creative person, it’s easy to fall into the trap of spinning the wheel.”

You fall into this trap after you’ve put a lot of effort into your creative journey: you’ve built up a few skills, you’re good at writing melodies, designing sounds, etc.

Basically, you’re at the stage where you can create a decent song with the skills you already have.

So you keep spinning the wheel. You keep churning out songs. They’re decent. Not spectacular, but they do the job. You’re comfortable, everybody’s comfortable, but you’re not getting better.

You think you’re practising. You think that with every song, you’re improving, and you’re probably right. But by how much are you improving?

Deliberate practice

As a beginner, you progress exponentially with every song you finish because there’s so much to learn. You don’t have a clue what you’re doing, and you’re learning constantly. But as you get better, you need to take a more directed approach to practice, otherwise, you risk not being able to see through the illusion of practice.

What you need is deliberate practice—something I touched on in chapter 5. The common trait of all high-achievers, both in creative fields and in sports, is that they know how to practice deliberately.

Deliberate practice: working on technique, seeking out constant critical feedback, and focus- ing ruthlessly on shoring up weaknesses.”

— Daniel Coyle

You practice deliberately when you’re at the edge of your ability.

It’s spending an hour a day designing complex sounds when you’re not good at sound design. It’s writing 10 melodies in one sitting when you suck at writing melodies. It’s finishing tracks quickly and rapidly when you’re not good at finishing tracks. It’s doing the hard things that can be enjoyable but aren’t always enjoyable.

Why is deliberate practice important?

Why is it so important? What’s wrong with being able to churn out good tracks? Why should I challenge myself if I’m already proficient?

As I said, it’s easy to avoid doing things that are difficult and still end up with a good track. There have been plenty of instances where I’ve avoided going down a certain route with a track because I knew it was difficult and would require a lot of time and effort. It’s not like I needed to go down that route, so I didn’t.

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