A monthly review of your songwriting journey can provide invaluable insights into your progress and areas for improvement. Here’s how you can conduct an effective monthly review.
1. Assess Completed Work
Review all the songs or pieces you’ve worked on during the month. Reflect on what you’ve accomplished.
2. Analyze Strengths and Weaknesses
Identify areas where you excelled and aspects that need improvement. This could be in lyrics, melody, harmony, or arrangement.
3. Set New Goals
Based on your review, set goals for the next month. These should be specific, measurable, achievable, relevant, and time-bound (SMART).
4. Gather and Review Feedback
Look back at the feedback received during the month and see how it impacted your work.
5. Reflect on Your Routine
Evaluate your songwriting routine. Is it helping you meet your goals? Make adjustments if necessary.
6. Plan for Upcoming Projects
Outline what you intend to work on in the coming month. This could include starting new songs, revising old ones, or learning new skills.
Monthly reviews are not about being hard on yourself; they’re about recognizing your achievements and setting a path for continual growth.