As a music artist, finding your own sound in 2023 is crucial to stand out in a sea of talented musicians. Your sound is what makes you unique and memorable, and it’s what will attract listeners and fans to your music. But how do you go about finding your own sound in 2023? Here are 5 tips to help you discover your musical identity:
Who am I?
My name is Ljamis Khalaf and I am a music producer from the Netherlands and the owner of Daddynervs Music. In my studio I’m writing emotional piano ballads for singers. With my articles, such as this one, I am helping by sharing my mistakes, my vision and my opinion.
For over 25 years I have played the piano and this is why I am making piano ballad instrumentals. I have written music for artists in the USA, Europe and Asia. I have also written for movies and shortfilms. One even got nominated for best musical composition!
I’ve also written a book that saves you time (and money) while you’re writing your songs. You can check it out here.
In this article I am going to tell you how you can find your own signature sound in 2023. The information shared in this article is based on information from the past 20 years within the music industry. Have fun reading!
Tip 1: Experiment with different genres to find your own signature sound
One of the best ways to find your own sound is to experiment with different genres of music. Listen to a wide range of music, from hip hop to rock to electronic, and try incorporating elements of these genres into your own music. You can also try and find different kind of beats/instrumentals on YouTube if you already have lyrics. This will help you discover what styles and sounds resonate with you and what you’re passionate about.
Finding you own sound can be tricky, it’s a “aha” moment for everyone and discovering different styles can help with that.
Tip 2: Play around with different instruments
Playing around with different instruments can also help you find your own sound. Try learning a new instrument, or experiment with different sounds and effects on your current instruments. This will help you discover new sounds and textures that you can incorporate into your own music.
There are a bunch of music stores that sell cheap instruments like a bird flute or kazoo. You can buy drums in all different sizes and all for less than 50 dollars or euro’s. The different instruments will give you a different sound and therefore a different vibe. That’s why it is important to discover as many instruments as possible.
Tip 3: Collaborate with other musicians and artists
Collaborating with other artists and/or musicians can be a great way to explore new sounds and styles. Work with musicians from different genres and backgrounds, and see how their ideas can complement and enhance your own sound.
One way to collaborate with me is to download my 30+ free instrumentals. You will get different kind of instrumentals for free that you can vibe and sing to. If you’re a musician you can play along and solo through the music.
Tip 4: Focus on your strengths
Another way to find your own sound is to focus on your strengths as a musician. What do you excel at? What sets you apart from other musicians? Emphasizing your strengths can help you develop a unique sound that showcases your individual talents and abilities.
For some of us it is difficult to even realize we have strengts. In that case: don’t do more of what you know you are bad at. If you don’t like to go in front of a crowd, than you have to where a mask like Marshmellow, or sell your voice to DJ’s on a platform so they can use your voice in their songs without you ever having to perform. The possibilities are endless.
Tip 5: Trust your instincts
Ultimately, finding your own sound is about trusting your instincts as an artist or musician. Follow your intuition and explore the sounds and styles that resonate with you. Don’t be afraid to take risks and experiment with new ideas. Your unique sound will emerge when you allow yourself to be true to your musical vision.
And make sure you stick with it. If you decide you want to be a ukelele player for big hollywood movies, go for it. They need one that is really good!
In conclusion, finding your own sound is a journey of self-discovery and exploration. It takes time and effort, but the end result is worth it – a unique sound that sets you apart from other musicians and resonates with listeners. Remember to experiment, collaborate, and trust your instincts, and you’ll find your own sound in no time.
We’ve learned a bit about how to find your own signature sound in 2023. I’ve told you that you should experiment more and focus on your strengths so you can begin your journey on becomming worlds biggest artist or musician!
I’ve also told you that you can get 30+ instrumentals for free from me, this way you can practice finding your sound. And this way you can see for yourself how easy it is using instrumentals before you buy them.
I hope this article was helpful.