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Songwriting on a schedule

No Comments 13 April 2016

Songwriting on a schedule

Limiting your songwriting time may seem counter-intuitive, but it can help fuel your creativity in interesting and unexpected ways. Find out how on the Disc Makers Echoes blog.

In 2011, the Disc Makers Blog published “Songwriting and writer’s block: 11 tips to help the songwriter get unstuck” — and when it comes to getting a much-needed creative jumpstart, the techniques included in that piece are just the beginning. Partly inspired by working on my most recent article, “The power of a simple musical arrangement“, here is another strategy that has helped me – and quite a few songwriters and composers I know – get over songwriting hurdles.

The idea is simple: write or compose on a deadline, whether it comes from a producer or artist who needs your new work by 3 pm the next day, a recording session or gig that’s coming up fast, or any other source. Click on the link below to read more…

Author: Michael Gallant, Disc Makers Echoes

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