(Apologies for my bad English, I'm not a native speaker) What are the things that I should know to get better as a musician and improve my composition?
I basically love pop/rock music and that's what I compose as well. Right now I invest my time in this way:
1) 1.5 hours a day I play classical piano music sheets and improve technique. I do it because I know that all our contemporary music and pop music comes from classical music. In that way I'm improving myself as a musician (playing better at the piano, and taking inspiration for my composition).
2) I'm playing pop/rock music in a band and by that improving the way that I can accompany people.
3) I invest time to improve my music by playing it.
4) I am willing to start studying Cubase to improve my ability to create better music.
So I'm doing all of these things and trying to persist, but I still think that maybe I'm missing something; maybe it's not enough to be a better musician and composer. I feel like I need to add something, but also I feel that it will not be clever to disperse my attention too much on a lot of things. Like I believe that it would be good to study jazz, but I like this genre of music much less, so I'm focusing on playing better classical music...
So does anyone have any suggestions for what I should add to become a better musician and composer?