Saturday was my favourite day of the week. It began with Dino Streamfest, which spanned from 9:00 AM to Midnight. There were a few of the channels that weren't really the kind of content that I was looking for, so I did other things in between. Things like self care (showering and eating), relaxing (video games - Fenyx Rising and Lost Ark), and music (keytar and writing).
This week, I decided to stop doing music lessons. There were a few factors going into this. The cost was putting me into financial hardship. That was a big one. But I also wasn't getting to learn the instrument I really want to focus on: keytar. And much of the curriculum wasn't made for piano even, so I couldn't really even just learn that well. And given the cost to new material to me ratio was not worth it, I decided to take my money and time back.
And I've done more with my music in one day than I have since April.
But it wasn't a total loss. It got me motivated and I got just enough information to let me know what I didn't before.
So I started writing a song. I have no idea when it will be done, but I'm really excited about it. I don't even have the story of it sketched out yet, but I think I have the key and I'm going to play around with chord progressions to help guide the note end of it.
I still have a lot to learn about keytar and will want to play around with the sound of mine, likely through pedals or something, but I had so much fun!
What will I do next? Well, I'm thinking that I'll just have fun with it during the summer and then take some online courses during the cool months. There are so many free or lower cost options online that I can use to further my musical journey.
Please check out my digital to-do list: https://trello.com/b/RM8yD3eq/rae-roy-general