topa wrote


Yeah sounds like you were and that your initial problem will be solved if you deal with that: Not expecting people to be into weird technical stuff, and realising it takes time to carve a niche with the corresponding listening community.
Being understood and not being actively harassed aren't too far apart in a shit world, maybe.

Can you play into earphones, and if so, couldn't that solve the problem of needing solitude? I don't know enough about your living situation.


topa wrote

Maybe some of this is useful for you:

If you practiced six hours a day, you’re likely good. The one-size-fits-all weekly songwriting situation didn’t fit you, that’s ok. You have your own pace.

Weird time signatures etc is the kind of thing where it depends on a lot whether it’s going to work out for you. If you want it to work out, unless you have a group of people who can ‘see’ what you’re doing, you have to show occasionally and definitively that you can do ‘regular’ music well - if you are interested in being understood, which isn’t necessary, but probably makes your life easier.

I think you should just practice again. Take it slow, and don’t expect much initially.

If the initial issue is that others might hear you, then maybe be somewhere where nobody can hear you.