Jabbe Posted October 19, 2003 Share Posted October 19, 2003 I'm a young musician (17) and studying to be a professional producer. I've played piano since the age of 6 and at the moment I'm studying jazz piano. But I really don't want to be just a player, so I think I'm going to be a producer/keyboardist instead. I'm kinda more interested in making _music_ than just performing some old jazz standards and stuff... Nowadays I've concentrated in improving my production skills (learning Pro Tools and Cubase, programming synths and doing the odd production job for my band or friends etc..), but haven't practised piano in ages. I'm worried about my playing skills; how good do I have to be to be a professional producer/keyboardist? I think I don't have to be a great jazz musician, but since I like playing a lot, I'd like to also do some playing live in addition to production and studio work. But I'm never going to be a virtuoso.. The problem really is, how to find a balance between practising playing and production skills? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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