top of page

Practice active listening

Updated: Sep 28, 2021

There are two types of listening: passive and active.

Passive listening is how we normally listen to music. It’s in the background while we’re doing something else.

Active listening requires full focus and attention. You’re listening to the song with an intense curiosity and interest, paying attention to each little sound, movement, and transition.

It’s one of the best habits you can build as an artist for three reasons:

  1. You’ll have an endless source of inspiration

  2. You’ll pick up techniques and ideas that can’t be acquired via books or YouTube tutorials

  3. You’ll rapidly train your ear




0 views0 comments

Recent Posts

See All

The best way to improve your creativity is to improve your inputs. If you’re listening to the same genre of music again and again, you’re probably not exposing yourself to new and interesting sounds a

Developing habits like active listening, generating ideas every day, watching tutorials each week, and pushing yourself to finish a song every month (or however long) is a great way to force artistic

CWhen I first got into music production, the first 6 months was a blast. I was so excited to make music every day—nothing was going to stop me. After a while, I started getting writer’s block. Some da

bottom of page