[MUSIC] So this is an exciting week. We're going to be going from our pre-production phase, into our production phase. And we're going to be looking at kind of, if we're recording other people, getting our sessions set up and getting everyone to show up on time, and to do the best performance as possible. And if we're recording ourselves, we're going to be looking at just preparing for our own kind of role as a performer, also producer, which has its own kind of set of challenges. And before we get into that though, I'd like to take a moment to reflect on the process that you've had already because we'd have a beautiful kind of round of making a mark up, of kind of getting our song together, and we also gotten around a feedback from all your peers. And so, I think this is a good time to kind of reflect on how the song is going. And see if there's any changes that you might want to add to the project right now. I mean, I find that for me, I'm always kind of pivoting and changing my plan as I go, right. So, we made this really big plan, we had great hopes for it. And even after just one bit of feedback, I find I change. And do you find that happens to you guys, or? >> Sure, sometimes it does. I mean, sometimes you just know it's done, and you get great response. The main thing is not to be afraid to pivot if that second verse isn't working or if you know the bridge or needs a bridge or something like that to go ahead. And that's one of the beautiful things about doing the pre-production that we did and then bouncing it off other people. Taking a look at the emotional timeline you can really kind of see, maybe the form needs a little bit of adjustment, so yeah to go ahead and adjust, especially now, this is kind of a good moment to adjust. It gets progressively harder to make huge changes as you go along the process. >> And it's really important to recognize when something needs to be changed. Just as important as it is to recognize that something sounds really great. >> Sure. >> So if it doesn't quite feel right, try experimenting with something different and just see if that maybe works a little bit better and to just sort of keep your ears open and your options open. >> So those things we said about feedback, I think, and about receiving feedback, are really key right now. Just be open to what your classmates have said, try to get into their minds a little bit and see it from their perspective. I think as a producer, I feel like I'm the one that's tasked with really thinking of the audience the whole time. And I can give these really specific things to other people, but I should be having this big picture. And I think this is a good moment to really consider that. To think about wait a minute, I got this feedback, but this is how people are really responding to it, and we should just accept that and be willing to change. >> And I would say also just there aren't a lot of options but make decisions. Don't be afraid to just say you know what, okay, I'm going to change that, I'm going to put a bridge in, or I'm going to change the second verse and go ahead and make that decision instead of just staying open too long. I think production really is, it's a series of decisions that you make. And every time you make a decision, it means you leave something else behind and just being comfortable with that.