Here are five steps to mastering any piece of music. If done correctly, it will work every single time.
- Record yourself.
- Listen to it.
- Analyze it.
- Change something.
How do you know when the tomato sauce you're making from scratch has the right amount of salt? You taste it. If it needs more you do two things: add a little salt and then taste it again. Too often as musicians we record something, hear something that needs changing, change it, and then we're done with it.
Always taste the musical sauce before it is served.