In the name of Allah, The Most Gracious, The Most Merciful.
I’m left with about 10 minutes of my break time but I thought I’d just check in here quickly.
Summary of my life so far: new band!
I realised after meeting my new bandmates that I actually want to do music for life.
I have been jamming here and there with another band but I’ve never really quite committed myself to being a musician. It has always been a bonus for me to be able to do music or whenever the opportunity arises.
I think I got suckered into committing myself fully to a job I’ve never had any intention to be invested in. The word “full-time” definitely tricked me into thinking that I should always prioritise it, when in fact, it should’ve always been a day job for me.
So starting from today onwards, I will dedicate at least two hours everyday for music. One hour for theory or instrument practice and the other for band practice. Ideally it should be three to four hours but given the nature of my job and the distance of my home from my workplace, it may not always be feasible for me to have that chunk of time on my work days. But I am pretty sure I can manage the two hours.
I intend to work in the following way:
- Monday: Music Theory
- Tuesday: Vocal Practice
- Wednesday: Keyboard Practice
- Thursday: Acoustic Guitar Practice
- Friday: Electric Guitar Practice
- Saturday: Bass Guitar Practice
- Sunday: Drum Practice
So on my work days, I will spend about an hour to an hour and a half on the above and another hour to an hour and a half practising songs for jamming sessions.
On my off days, I will spend more time, at least two hours on each. That makes sense, right?
I don’t know if I will ever be a professional or make money out of this passion but I am sure I will enjoy living the rest of my life immersing myself in music.
Have fun, everyone!
And Allah is Al-Wadud, The Loving One. – MM