The Studio Drummer Chats!

GOALS (short take)

April 13, 2020 Jonathan Cazenave Season 3 Episode 8
The Studio Drummer Chats!
GOALS (short take)
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The Studio Drummer Chats!
GOALS (short take)
Apr 13, 2020 Season 3 Episode 8
Jonathan Cazenave

Goals.

The Studio Drummer Chats is creativity podcast that talks about Music, Creativity, Production, Drumming and apparently, goals. It is available everywhere including, Spotify, Apple, Google, iheartradio, youtube etc.
Feel free to reach out on instagram @thestudiodrummer or Youtube @thestudiodrummer
Thanks for listening and please SUBSCRIBE. (and share it with 1 other person- thank you)

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Goals.

The Studio Drummer Chats is creativity podcast that talks about Music, Creativity, Production, Drumming and apparently, goals. It is available everywhere including, Spotify, Apple, Google, iheartradio, youtube etc.
Feel free to reach out on instagram @thestudiodrummer or Youtube @thestudiodrummer
Thanks for listening and please SUBSCRIBE. (and share it with 1 other person- thank you)

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Welcome to the studio, Dermer chats. This is a creativity podcast, and we talked about all kinds of things related to creativity. A lot about drum stuff, musicianship, music, production. But I like to think that a lot of things to talk about here have a universal application. If you're a writer or if you're an artist or anything creative, most of these podcasts you can apply to things that you're doing. Today's podcast is a short take, and this one is inspired by some recent conversations that I've had on face book and read it. I'd like to stop in on the sites every now and then and just look for questions from particularly new players to see if I can help out. And a lot of times the questions that have been seeing lately have been something along the lines of. I want to start playing this instrument, you know, Or maybe one the other day was, you know, my kids air moving out. I finally have time to thio, you know, play the drums and trying to figure out how to get started. Should I get an online teacher or, you know, those those kinds of those kinds of questions. Oh, are another one I was talking to on Facebook that, you know, I wanna learn. How long does it take to learn how to play the drums, those those kinds of questions? So the thing that occurs to me every single time when I see this in this thing that I have become a kind of a broken record about which is a old vinyl reference for those of you that have never played a final record something that skips over and says the same thing over and over and over never, um, is What are your goals? What is it that you're trying to accomplish? And I've noticed that it's It's more. I understand that it's more fun, and it's a more popular conversation to talk about what gear you need to buy for whereto look on ghoul for online lessons. All these all these sorts of things, but ultimately even to answer those questions, The first starting point for me is What is it you're trying to accomplish? What what's your goal? And, you know, this could be anything it doesn't have to be. You know, sometimes I know our goals are something that may be frightened us a little bit, and we don't want to admit to ourselves or out loud. There could be something really big, and that's a good thing to realize That's just good information. But also, it could be something really small could be like. I just want to learn how to play this song or this bead. I want to play the drums because it's I think it might be good stress relief are I want a hobby or I want you know, I would love to learn Ah 100 songs. I want to play with the band. I want to record my own drum bass music or I want to eventually be able to teach her. I want to learn how to read drum notation or collaborate with other musicians anything but deep down inside, you have the answer to this, you know, even if you haven't thought about it, you know what your initial starting goals are Now. Goals can change as you get in to playing. And as you get into working on your manuscript or your comedy album or your painting, you may realize part of the way through that. Maybe you've bitten off more than you can chew. You might realize that through the process of research and working on something that you actually like this other thing better that you want to work on that. And that's okay as long as you're not perpetually just changing, changing, changing, changing and not ever finishing something. So a couple of quick tips start with a smallish to medium size goal. If you if your goal is to tour the world as, ah musician, that's going to be a long term go instead of a short term goal, because they're several steps you'll need to go through and work on to get to that point. So if you are that self realized and you know that that is fantastic and you have to look at them the short, shorter term goals to get to that point, so set a short term, smaller goal. And if you're new at your creative endeavor, you may miss the mark on that. You may think, Okay, this Oh, I can I can do this in a couple of months and then you may get into it and realize it's going to take six or eight months or a year If that happens, let's say you know, let's say you start. Let's say you mistakenly You just picked up two sticks yesterday and you think, OK, my goals to learn Tom Sawyer. And then you realize part of the way through that, that to learn that? No. For now, it's gonna take a little longer than you thought. Then maybe you put that on the back burner and you say, You know what? I'm gonna work on Seven Nation Army instead. And then I'll learn Tom Sawyer later when I've gotten a fume or chops under my belt. Now, if you really don't know how to get started on your short term, go, let's say it's to learn how to play a song, and you're not really even sure how to start with that. Then that's where a teacher comes in. And there are a lot of good online options right now, and soon you'll be able to go out and find a local teacher and work with them one on one. They're both good. One on one is preferable if you can, and also there some fantastic tutorials on YouTube. So if you, for just about everything so back to any creative endeavor. If you want to learn how to write a comedy script, probably there's a tutorial for that. I've never looked for that, but I would I would back money that there is if you want to learn how to paint something also probably there. I can tell you for sure that if you want to learn how to play a song on any instrument that those tutorials air absolutely there. Set a goal and let me know how this works out for you. If if you have any questions, if I can help you in any way, feel free to reach out to me on Instagram at the studio drummer, feel free to D m me there, and I look forward to talking to you soon.