The next item we should look art is the form and the content of our music and how to improve them to match up with the global standard. Content in art means exactly what the word is used to represent, that is what your work or music contains. You cannot joke with this part of the music, it is almost the most important part of the work and should be handled skillfully.
In today’s generation, music is mostly created for entertainment purposes only, that should not be the case, because music is suppose to communicate a message to the listeners; educate, motivate and inspire them. Sadly, most artistes chose to entertain entirely instead of imparting the lives of their listener whiles entertaining them . Long before now philosophers of art and poetry believe that art should perform both functions, a view contrary to that of Plato’s whose main concern was the morality and the philosophy of art; in today’s world music no longer educate but rather instigates and violence and negative sexual orientation among listeners of whom are made up of 50% minors.
Any music, no matter how popular it is, that has a good melody and creates an avenue for entertainment, but is without any good content will die out very shortly. This is very true because good rhythm and melody will definitely make a song popular like “One Corner” but it is the content, the message in the music, that will sustain it for generations like reggae music. However, music that have a great melody and an exceptional content will stay forever with its listeners. To keep your music in the system for a while, take your time to write a good content and make sure your melody and rhythmic features are on point. You can also hire a professional song writer to assist you. It all depends on how serious your music career is to you anyway. If you are just around to make some few dollars and disappear, you can make great rhythmic hits and find your way out, but you will soon be forgotten the moment you leave the scene.
The last thing in this episode of How to become a pro is your form. The form of any piece of creative work is what carries the content, that is, in this case the melody, beats, key and time signature etc. All these artistic features contribute massively to the beauty of your work and the popularity of the song. Don’t be too rigid whiles dealing with this part of the music. This is where your music talent and inclination comes to play and whether your audience will call you boring or interesting will also come from this angle. There is something we call “the unity of form and content” this simply means that every great music must establish unity between its rhythm/melody and its message. Your melody and rhythm should be able to communicate possible themes of your music without the lyrics itself. That is the moment you put your fingers on that midi keyboard and start creating your music, those listening should be able to at least guess what your music might be about; whether death, politics, love or freedom. Whether we accept it or not our Nigerian brothers are better in this kind of artistic manipulation than us.