We don't know what we don't know. Our song might sound great to us because we can't see (or hear) the blind spot. That's why getting feedback is so crucial. And perspective really matters.
We know our main genre very well. We might even know a lot about various different genres. But we can't know everything. So there will come the day when we're supposed to add something to our music or deal with something that got sent to us from a collaborator that's not in our wheelhouse.
These are excellent opportunities to learn and grow. But we can only grow if we realize we don't know everything, get feedback, an outside perspective and let others show us our blind spots.
Maybe you can play and record incredibly punchy, big rock drums and you're also comfortable engineering super hard hitting drums for metal and hardcore songs. Now you want to collaborate on this really cool indie song that calls for a smooth, soft, tight and bone dry pulse instead of a huge sounding kit. Can you pull that off just as well?
Try it, do your best, educate yourself and when you're happy with it, show it to others. You might have a blind spot. Let them show it to you and next time, you'll know exactly what to listen for.
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