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When progressing as a musician, you will hit certain levels of success where you will be overjoyed and think “That’s so cool!” Examples of these levels would be perfectly playing your first cover, playing in front of an audience for the first time, or maybe simply mastering the basic chords. Learning and unlocking your talent is a lot of fun and the thrill we get from each victory is quite the adrenaline rush. One mile marker on your musical journey which you may or may not have thought of is your first retreat or camp that focused on music. Camp Electric is one such camp. Our aim is to teach kids how they can become better musicians and use their talents in whatever capacity God is calling them. So how do you know if you are ready for Camp Electric? We’re glad you asked.
You Want to Get Better
Arguably the most important factor of whether you are ready to attend Camp Electric is if you actually want to get getter. Some musicians may be satisfied at the beginner level where they can simply strum a few chords and play a couple of covers, but most people want to continue to learn and grow. It’s fun singing along to the car radio, but some people want to use their voices to create Top 40 hits of their own. If you are satisfied with your musical ability today and would like to progress no further, then maybe something like Camp Electric isn’t for you. We’re willing to bet that if you’re here reading this, however, there’s a good chance you want to improve. That’s one of the best parts about a Camp Electric experience. But now we’re getting ahead of ourselves...
You’re Starting to Write Original Songs
When you turn the corner from playing music that other people wrote to creating your own music, it’s an amazing feeling. Before you were simply following notes on a page, but now you understand the progression of these notes and you are learning how to improvise them into something no one has ever heard before. That’s exciting! The only problem is that it can be hard to fully understand what makes a great song as the mechanics of songwriting take a while to embrace. That’s where something like a retreat or camp could really come in handy. If you have a mentor or teacher who knows these things, they can really help you progress.
You Know What It Means to Work Hard
Whether it’s Hollywood’s portrayal of talented musicians or the naive dreams of beginners, some people think that natural skill is all that really matters when it comes to being a successful musician. What those people don’t see are the thousands of hours of practice that bridge an artist at the novice level and one playing a sold-out show. Going back to the first point on our list, a person ready for Camp Electric is someone who is working hard to get better at their craft. Even if you don’t want to be a professional musician or a touring artist, there is some level of skill that you are hoping to reach. Are you willing to work hard to get there? Then you’re ready for Camp Electric.
You Want to Learn From Experienced Musicians
We live in a really cool period of time when you are able to find a million music instructors at the click of a mouse. If you’ve ever had personal lessons in the physical world, though, you know how different things can be when someone is able to correct your bad habits in real time. On top of the regular benefits of taking one-on-one lessons, it also helps when the teacher is someone who knows what it takes to make it in the music business. That’s part of the reason why Camp Electric brings in talented musicians from today’s biggest Christian acts. On the one hand it’s a treat to be taught by an actual recording artist and on the other hand you’re getting quality instruction that is hard to mimic somewhere else.
You Want to Get an Edge
Do you ever get the feeling that there are a million other guitarists or drummers out there who are following the same teaching guide or website as you? How are you ever going to stand out in a sea of musicians who all follow the same style? The first part of that answer is hard work. You may not always have the connections or talent that some other person has, but you can certainly try to work harder. The other thing you can do is to look for an edge wherever you can get it. Camp Electric is a unique experience where you can meet some amazing people and encounter new ideas on what it means to be a musician. This could be that edge you’re needing.
You’re Needing a Music Community Like Camp Electric
While teaching yourself how to play an instrument has a certain charm to it, eventually you’re going to want to play with other people. For some teenagers that might not be a problem, but others could be starving for a proper music community where they can meet like minded people who love the Lord and want to make great music. When you come to a music camp like Camp Electric, the famous instructors are not the only draw. You also get to experience classroom instruction with your peers and spend time creating music with people around your same age and ability. For some it may be the beginning of collaboration while for others it may be similar to what they do at home. No matter what it’s an experience that can help you grow as a musician.
You Enjoy Christian Music and Want to Be a Part of It
Although not every student who comes to Camp Electric wants to be the next big artist in Christian music, our kids do want to blend their beliefs and their musical abilities in some ways. After all, the Bible says time and time again that our work should reflect the Lord and be done as if to Him. Whether you want to be a singer like Matthew West, a drummer like Brian Scoggin of Casting Crowns, or if you simply want to play worship at your church, to be at Camp Electric is to understand the heart of Christian music. As the genre adapts and changes over the years, we are hearing new stories and voices that will continue to propel the industry. Would you like to be a part of that? Is your voice the next one that will produce a chart-topping worship song? Come to Camp Electric and find out.
If you think you’re ready to take that step and join the biggest Christian music camp there is, click on the link below. Let’s make some music!