No one is perfect, and everyone can improve, whether you’ve been DJing for years or are just starting. So, if you want to take the next step toward playing like a pro or find new ways to improve your talents, stay tuned! Today, we’re talking with one such musician who is poised to upend the music scenes in Las Vegas and Miami. DJ iGnite is a well-known resident DJ and music aficionado in the world-famous Albany, a luxury resort town on New Providence, the Bahamas. He started out as a mobile DJ because he wanted the rest of the world to experience his love of music. He hopes to bring people together via music.
Years of Practice
iGnite believes that honing your abilities is essential. It may sound simple, but the point iGnite is making is that merely playing your instrument is not the same as practicing. He further says that when professional musicians practise their instrument, they continually go through scales (or rudiments), working hard to perfect their technique. He recommends scheduling a focused practice or warm-up routine for each day to help you memorize the scales. He has done a lot in his music career thus far. He’s worked with John Legend, Migos, DJ Jazzy Jeff, Boyz II Men, Justin Timberlake, Russell Simmons, Tiger Woods, Lil Jon, and others.
Furthermore, he stated that to preserve your talents, you need not only practice scales and exercises, but you should also challenge yourself to master something new as often as possible. Every year, celebrities, professional athletes, corporate leaders, and the world’s elite go to the Albany resort island for some sun, a world-class experience, and DJ iGnite’s music. Albany, which was opened in 2010 by Tiger Woods and other PGA pros, is on around 600 acres of oceanfront property on the island’s southwestern extremity and is regarded as one of the most elite resorts in the world.
All Ready to Hit Miami and Vegas Music Scene
iGnite goes on to say that you should create reasonable goals for yourself and strive toward them, whether it’s memorizing a certain scale by heart in one practice session or mastering an entire song by the end of the week. In the Bahamas, iGnite was reared by a single mother and grandmother. His mother and grandparents were classical music fans who pushed him to collect vinyl records. His mother would periodically mix in her favorite musician, TUPAC, and a bunch of disco/funk hits from the 1980s. It aided him in shaping his musical goals. Following that, he attended Marshall University. Now he’s all set to take his distinctive compositions to the clubs and recording studios of Miami and Vegas.
According to him, you should begin with short-term goals such as practicing for 60 minutes each day or learning a new piece. Then, gradually, you might make it more of a long-term objective, such as putting on a full show. By achieving specific goals, you will have a stronger sense of accomplishment as your abilities progress, and you will approach each practice session with a more productive mindset.
According to Ignite, patience is possibly the most vital trait in a musician wanting to develop their instrument, especially if you’re starting out. Nobody becomes a virtuoso overnight, so don’t give up; keep going until you get it perfect. Being a genuinely outstanding musician necessitates a significant amount of time and work. Don’t vent your annoyances on your instrument! Maintain your cool and keep practicing!
Keeping it Fun
According to iGnite, while working on scales and other (boring) methods is necessary, don’t forget to make your practice sessions enjoyable! Learn your favorite songs and focus on new material in addition to your more structured routines to keep you feeling excited about your instrument. The worst thing that can happen to a musician is when playing becomes a duty rather than a pleasurable experience.
Whether you want to start a new band or simply enjoy a nice jam session with friends, playing in a group may help you develop not only your technique but also your timing and improvisational abilities. According to iGnite, playing with others may introduce you to fresh ideas and tactics while also providing you with honest criticism on your playing style.
Knowing the Fundamentals
Following on from the previous point, iGnite said that if you’re going to jam with other musicians, you should be able to recognize whatever key you’re playing in at any given time and adjust your technique appropriately – unless you’re the drummer, of course! Learning scales might assist you in staying in key during a jam session. As more seasoned musicians would know, each musical scale revolves around a unique key. So, the more scales you know, the better you’ll be at keeping in key, improvising on a track, and sounding amazing while performing with other musicians.