Two by Two / by Melanie Ida Chopko

Pretty excited to be starting a 30-Day Tech Set with Jody Richardson. After a great check in with my pre-production producer Rachel Efron, I’m hunkering down for the next few months to get my hands studio ready for recording my songs on guitar and piano later this year. Knowing that I can be a bit ‘bouncy ball’ - especially when it comes to slow moving, invisible, long term processes, I reached out to Jody to see if she would be buddies with me. The deal: We’ll each log a minimum of 10 minutes on musical technique for the next 30 days, and if we miss a day, we start over. 

I learned this from a fantastic class on money I took last year, after we were given the assignment to read 4 chapters from a spiritual book every day for 90 days (3 months!) - if I missed a day, I was to start over. I did NOT want to do this, but I was willing to have a different relationship with money, so I said yes.  I stopped and started by myself a few times, but I joined two friends in a text message support group, we all made it through the 90 days without a blip (along with a few 2am speed reading nights)!  “If you want to go far, go together!”

On the other side of those 3 months, I also see how if I ‘follow the principle precisely,’ I’ll get the changes I’d like to see. I’m ready to make a recording I’m really proud of, and I’m more willing than ever to “wax on, wax off” with my metronome, scales, and chord exercises.