Four Things That Happen When You Treat Music Like A Game

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Four Things That Happen When You Treat Music Like A Game

Four Things That Happen When You Treat Music Like A Game

You should treat music like it’s a game and you are a character that is leveling up in it. I’m going to go over four different results that occur and why this is a helpful mindset for anyone in music in the sections below. It shouldn’t take too much of your time.

You’ll Become More Productive

I feel you can be more productive when you have this mindset because you view all the knowledge that is on the internet like exp to be grinded. So the more knowledge you soak up from other music producers, music-related content on youtube, or anything you read; the more you can level up your character sheet and keep expanding your knowledge set. This is valuable because you aren’t going to hit high metrics (subscribers, views etc) every day.

They are nice and are a product of you leveling up, but the small victories from learning a new chord, figuring out how to do mixing better, improving your percussion or whatever small goal you have feels like you are progressing through a stage and building up more energy so you can keep thrusting yourself to greater heights like you would while in a game.

You’ll Be Grinding For Consistency

If you are treating music as a game, then you are more likely to stay consistent because of the fact you know a good way to get better in games is to grind it out. So, by putting yourself in those shoes, you are more likely to endure the repetition that comes with learning music. I mean this because music requires you to constantly practice, learn, produce content and so on during a consistent basis if you want to get better at music and grow your following/how many people hear your music. It can get kind of boring somedays if you are learning the fundamentals to make the music you want, so this helps you beat that boredom by making it a game.

You’ll Create Goals And Get Results In Your Music

Usually, when it comes to games, you have a goal you want. You want to reach a certain mastery over a character, unlock a new stage, discover some treasure, or whatever. Well, if you have this mindset with music, you’ll do the same for your music career. Much like in games, you’ll be researching different tactics, methods and experiences from others to put the knowledge together like a puzzle to attain this goal. So, for music, you may make it a goal to learn a new genre, reach 1,000 subscribers, get 100,0000 views or whatever else have you.

By treating music like a game, you’ll have a goal, grind it out, and then use the data to experiment and tinker until you eventually reach it by enduring all the different obstacles (bosses) that come in your way and perhaps connect with other players to form a guild or group to overcome the monster in the way of your success. By doing this, you can have a network of information with players on similar quests as you and expand your knowledge set.

You’ll Have An Edge In Creating Video Game Sounding Music

Now, while you may not be interested in this style of music, if you are constantly putting yourself in this frame of mind it’s actually easier to produce video game sounding music. I’ve heard a lot of people say over time that my music sounds great for animations/games, and I suppose that is because I’ve had this mindset for so long that my subconscious mind knows what I’d like to hear in a fight/action/adventure scene that it’s my default. With this in mind, you may notice yourself having a natural advantage if you are into producing game-related content and it’s something to keep in mind as the human brain is funny.

Final Thoughts

With that said, those are my insights on this whole game mindset. If you are deep into video games, it really can’t hurt to experiment with this because it may help you out of a rut once you feel yourself building steam. Hopefully, this was useful to someone!

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