Let the Music Flow!
Who doesn’t love music? Regardless if it’s upbeat or a slow ballad, music can change a bad mood to a good one instantly. There are many jobs to consider in the music industry if you love music and wish to make it your career. The first step is to learn how much education each will require and the amount of time you wish to invest in order to reach your goals.
How to be a Songwriter
The key to being a songwriter will involve writing lyrics. Some songs may come to mind right away and others will take some time to practice and create. Consider your writing skills and if you need to hone in on those to create the perfect song.
It is important to know how to play music for some songwriters. Being able to play an instrument may assist in putting the song together; however understanding musical notes are not required, but will make this job easier for the songwriter.
Can you tell a story or write poetry? These are other great skills to have when considering the job of a songwriter. Songs commonly rhyme and are similar in nature to many poems.
One way to improve and enhance your songwriting skills is by taking music classes and even working toward a degree. This will aid in turning any average songwriter into a much more polished and professional one.
How to be a Music Conductor
A music conductor must understand music inside and out, not just the basics. This may involve reading music, playing music, understanding the tempo and dynamics of music.
Possessing leadership skills and knowing how to conduct your orchestra is key to success. Education is the key in this area and many conductors have at least a four year degree or higher. Conducting is a sensual field and skills of this type should be well known.
Play every instrument type and know how to play every orchestra instrument. You don’t necessarily need to be an expert with the instrument, but at least know how to play it.
Provide strong gesture skills to assist in leading the orchestra at all times. These will be taught in your educational training, but you will need to appear confident while conducting an orchestra.
Finally, follow your musical dreams and map out a path to reach your goals. Choose your career and simply follow the steps to your musical success.