I have been spending some time on broadjam.com and finding out some interesting things about my own music.
Broadjam isn’t just a site to pitch music and enter contests, it is a site where peers can review each other’s music as well.
So I dug in a started reviewing some music (you have to review others to get your own music reviewed). You have to grade things like arrangement, vocals, lyrics from 1 – 5 and then substantiate your marks with positive and constructive comments.
When you start to pick apart other artist’s music it makes you look at your own music. One of the main constructive comments I have given is that a lot of the music needs more dynamic variety and, in giving this advice, I had to step back and look at my own music in the same way.
So I have started reviewing my own music in the same way. Not a comfortable thing to do but, I think, a necessity.