Learn By Doing
The best way to learn is by doing.
This is a bit of an obvious statement, I know, but the best way to learn to do anything is, quite simply, to do it.
Now, I'm not knocking upfront education by any stretch of the imagination. I think doing your research and educating yourself before you get to work on something is important. However, if you're seeking to learn a skill or a trade or a craft, that upfront education does not replace you actually doing the thing.
So, as an example, let's say you want to learn to play guitar. You can learn all about scales and chords, how the instrument's made, what the components are, what the name of everything is on the instrument, but unless you actually pick up the guitar and play it, you are never going to become a guitar player.
Upfront education is good. If you learn all those pieces, if you learn all the names, if you learn the fingerings, the chord names, the scales, all that, it will likely inform your ability to pick up the physical component of playing the guitar more quickly. And you will be more efficient in your learning process when you do pick up the instrument.
However, if you never pick up the instrument, then all of that upfront knowledge is not put to any use.
Do not let education become procrastination.
Do not let preparation become procrastination.
There is no replacement for doing.
So if you want to learn to play an instrument, if you want to learn how to write and record your own music, if you want to learn how to release your own music to get it onto streaming platforms, the best way is simply to do it and you will learn as you go.
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