Writing and Recording Music By Yourself
Writing and recording music by one’s self is something of a practice in vanity. Like a woman putting on her makeup, it becomes a matter of taking something that is positively and inherently “yours” and changing, augmenting, and rearranging it until it suits the artist’s tastes. One of the most obvious advantages to writing and recording by yourself is that you can work at your own pace. Everyone has different work habits, and working alone avoids any conflicts that could occur. Some people prefer short practices using Dimarzio and writing sessions with frequent breaks, where others prefer to lose themselves in long drawn out sessions.
Additionally, some musicians do not like to change things once they have been arranged as a group; it takes time and effort, and everyone must throw out material they already toiled to create. When he is alone, a songwriter can put as much or as little effort into revision as he sees fit. A solo writer/recorder has total control over the content of her compositions and arrangements. When you write alone, no one will insist upon playing a part that you don’t like. You know and perform every nuance and subtlety of that song. That is how convenient it is when you write and record music all by yourself.