Great question!! I keep a disk in the car. I listen to it know and then and play during set up with the cover band. I always find something i could do differently. The trick is knowing when your done and to stop medeling.
I keep all my originals on my ipod and set it to shuffle and I listen to my ipod all day at work while welding, so I hear my stuff quite often. But I can never get the quality to be as good as the other mp3's.
haha its all true the things you've listed that we musicians do
I then take my Ipod and listen to it not every day ofcourse...
I dont wanna get sick of my own music so every once in a while
every week yeah... it makes you feel like you're more special than your other
normal friends haha
I am ALWAYS listening to MY music. I enjoy it and if I do others do as well. I listen to a song at least 100 times while recording and mixing. Then a couple more times on all the sites I upload to, to make sure it sounds right on them. Then I give it a rest, probably on to a new one. THEN one FINE day, I revisit them THEY take on a life of their own! They become something I don't fully remember and can't really take credit for all of it. Music is a child you set free. What you did is what it is and everyone who listens is a part of it. They all get something differen't from it! MUSIC is LIFE and alive!
I'm listening to my own stuff quite often and enjoy it. But at the same time I always feel a little bit bad and cocky when I do it^^ ...and i almost never finish my songs because i already like listening to them even when they are not done =/
When I had recorded my "Funky" (I need to make up a new name for that song) and "D-Day" I listened to them all the time, I just had to listen to them again and again because I thought they were so great (and they were). But after that I haven't listened to them that much.
I write a new song every month at least (fully recorded, all parts included), then I'll give it to some friends (along with covers), but I'll only listen to it mabye 10 times ; p I LOVE the way they turn out, and they're always fun to play, but I don't like listening to my recordings ; D
Good question! I listen to my own tracks quite often. I only record and work on what I enjoy listening to. For me, there's a huge confidence boost when listening to my tracks shuffled with other songs, because I feel proud and professional for accomplishing songs that I love listening to