The Modern Recordist EP: 016 – Putting in the reps to build your mastery – The 15 Minute Mixdown

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We lied! We’re NOT taking a month off from The Modern Recordist, but rather carrying forward through September to continue to bring you awesome and inspiring episodes with great guests.

Why take a break on something great? This is all too much fun and way too valuable to take a break from. So here’s to more great stuff all through September and beyond!

This episode of The Modern Recordist is another edition of The 15 Minute Mixdown. On this edition, I share some thoughts around the idea of “putting in the reps” to build your mastery of a skill.

Listen now!

How do you develop a mastery in something? The key ingredient is to continually develop the skill through practice and repetition. I share thoughts around this, as well as a quick and simple 3 step action plan to get crackin.

And make sure you follow @modernrecordist on Twitter for more ideas like this…


The Modern Recordist is a podcast devoted to the exploration and continual discussion around designing and living your life as an artistic visionary. Each week Jon Stinson (that’s me!), JD Tiner, and Parrish will venture on this journey, either in a casual hang out with a guest, or by diving into a specific topic for a few minutes in more of a monologue-structured format.

Hear stories and learn from the most innovative, inspired, and talented songwriters and artists in the music scene. Spark your genius with actionable advice and takeaways. Become inspired and move to action as you design and live your life as an extraordinary artistic visionary.

More Free Stuff

After you’ve listened to the episode posted above in it’s entirety, take a few minutes to poke around my site here. There’s plenty of valuable things to soak in, such as previous episodes of The Modern Recordist podcast, and even my free resource on simple tips for recording drums, Recording Drums 101

And of course, if you’re looking to make a killer record, make sure you get in touch with me to talk about having me produce, record, or mix it for you. Hit my Contact Page and let’s talk!


I wanna make sure you take a quick second to get to know my compadres on this here podcasting project of ours. First, JD Tiner… JD is the co-host of The Modern Recordist, and the main man behind Glass Onion Recording, the studio that is home to our podcast, and the studio that I do most my work out of. Glass Onion Recording is a vibey spot in Nashville, with a great selection of vintage analog gear, modern analog gear, and digital gear.

Go “like” Glass Onion Recording on Facebook at:

Check out JD’s album credits and hit him up about working with him at his website:

And although JD has not made an appearance on The Modern Recordist in a little while (this is a labor of love, folks), keep your ears perked cause he will be back soon!


And now for a shoutout to Parrish… He handles all the engineering responsibilities for The Modern Recordist, so me and JD get to put our full attention on the guests. He is a producer/engineer working out of Nashville, as well as part of the team at Villain Place, a record label, production company, and recording studio, also in Nashville.

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Check out more about Villain Place at


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And speaking of spreading the word, if you got something out of this episode, and know a friend or two that would also get something out of this episode, make sure you share it with them!

More next week! In the meantime, go live your extraordinary life of an artistic visionary, and create something impactful in the world


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