The definition of a struggling guitarist or musician has changed tremendously over the past two decades at least. Thanks to the internet era that comes with a bundle of advantages like learning as well as reaching out to the public (promotion).
Even though, social media has saved the budding/ struggling musician from the job of travelling through and through to find inspiration, invest money in production and promotion, there is another side to it.
One has to keep in mind the volumes of compositions he or she shares and also the large pool of database public has to choose from for viewing or listing on the web. Hence, no matter how confident you might be in your guitar playing or composition or music, you must watch out for the prominent signs that indicate that you are still a struggling guitarist or musician.
Watch Out Whether Any Of These Holds True For You
Having composed a handful of music notes or played the strings over a variety of platforms, it is time for you to test your waters and improve your performance.
Here is a checklist of twelve signs that assure that you are a struggling musician or guitarist:
-You Release Each Of Your Compositions On Social Media (twitter)
There is no denying the fact every hard workers relish seeing his work flash across at least in his or her social circle. But if you are a budding musician and you upload your compositions everyday on Twitter or other social media, viewers will tend to ignore you.
-You Have Remixed Several Popular Rap Compositions
It is acceptable to come across a remix of an already celebrated number once in a while, but the same artist picking up content from popular raps and adding his own, lesser known, label to it may annoy the people.
-You Name A Remix As A Collaboration
Many budding artists fall in the trap of adding their own notes on popular numbers and later release them as a joint composition of an already established star and him. But here these struggling guitarists and musicians fail to understand the difference between collaboration (where you work with the established artist) and remixing.
-You Keep Patting Yourself For The Youtube Hits And ViewsIt may give you immense pleasure to brag about the ever rising hits you get on YouTube. But you should leave it for others to talk about.
-You Put Unwanted Or Critical Comments In Spam
It is better to accept criticism as nobody can be best all the time.
-You Stoop Down To Involve Twitter Slubshots For Promotion
There is no doubt about the viewership the slubshots enjoy. But being tagged with them will only let down your reputation.
-Keep Poking The Popular Artists On Twitter Too Much
If you do so the annoyed manager may put your account in spam.
-You Personally Request People To Like Or Comment On Your Composition
Reaching out to people on mobile phone or personalised emails, requesting for publically liking your composition on social media is a big no no.
-You Show Utter Desperation To Go Viral On Video Sharing Websites
You should not be talking repeatedly about your desire to see your presence rising on websites like YouTube. This shows you desperate.
-Adding Too Many Unknown People On Social Media
You should filter the followers you add on your account to ensure quality.
-You Are Not Verified On Twitter
Even if you have 50,000 followers on Twitter, it is immaterial until your account is verified.
-You Brag About Famous Stars Retweeting Your Tweets
Never express your joy publically if famous stars retweets you.
KNOW AND ACCEPT YOUR GROUND LEVEL TO CONSTANTLY IMPROVE
It is important to note that countless options over web have made the struggle for a musician or guitarist even tougher, a guitarist of musician must also keep checking and accepting his real level of excellence. One must undo all the above signs by coupling hard with honesty.