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What is Music Production? by Craig Golding, Russ Hepworth-Sawyer

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CHAPTER A-2Analyzing It

FORMING AN OPINION

As with many art forms, critical analysis is a way of life. To form a view of another artist’s work is not only necessary for personal professional development (learning, listening, developing a personal ‘watermark’), but also for producing future artists and positioning them in their particular place in the market.

To be appreciative yet critical of colleagues’ work is a necessary evil of becoming a practitioner. When we say “critical,” we do not mean a type of horrid negative critical disapproval, but an academic and professional critical approach. This could be conceived as a method by which you benchmark the music or audio in front of you, or in which you can break down the construction for future ...

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