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Blocked Creativity Equals Creativity Lost Forever

“There is a vitality, a life force, an energy, a quickening, that is translated through you into action, and because there is only one of you in all time, this expression is unique. And if you block it, it will never exist through any other medium and will be lost. (Martha Graham)

…How many times has a hook, a song idea, or a poetic/song’etic mood come to being and thoughts of ‘I don’t have time’ or I’ll do it later’ flood your mind? Would we truly realize how many ‘great’ songs we were capable of if we wrote ‘every single one’ that came to mind? Maybe. Maybe not – but we will never know…

Do not block or deny your unique voice but instead, let it be heard in your mind and on paper whenever and wherever inspiration strikes…
Just get it out, you can always finish is later. If not, blocked creativity equals creativity lost forever.

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Are you too Busy to Make Beats?

“A mind too active is no mind at all.” (Theodore Roethke)

Being constantly on the go, doing ‘stuff’, or leaving no room for playtime ‘makes Johnny a dull boy’…It also leaves no time for making beats or writing songs… Your mind needs time to absorb everything it experiences in order to keep growing musically…

I don’t know about you but I am DEFINITELY too busy to make beats. However, I make time and plan for  making beats and writing songs. I prioritize them according to the current goals and fit them into my current business schedule. We all do this to some extent – the challenge is following through and holding yourself accountable.

Tutorial: If you find yourself too busy to Make Beats:
1) Go back to the drawing board, climb out of your current busy schedule and take a couple days off. Re-focus your end result or project (finish an album, write 10 songs, whatever your goals may be). What is it that you ‘clearly’ want to accomlish?
How much of your free time is getting spent to achieve this project? How much is spent on ‘stuff’ that will not lead you to your goals?
Re-adjust your efforts: Now that you have had some time to reflect, take note of what is interfering with your time and see what you need to ditch in order to get back on track of reaching your long term goals. Also read 3 Ways to fit Music Production into your Busy Schedule

Like a car on the road, eventually it will veer to the left or to the right. There is never a road that is perfectly straight without any bumps, turns or detours.  By constantly paying attention to the road of your schedule, you’ll get the chance to see the Obstacles in your Path before they hinder your productivity.

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How to Avoid Music Creativity Distractions

“We are always doing something, talking, reading, listening to the radio, planning what next. The mind is kept naggingly busy on some easy, unimportant external thing all day.” (Brenda Ueland)

Ever notice creation of your best melodies and song ideas happen in your car or right before sleeping. Why is that?

..There are no distractions.

Of course, it’s easy to zone out and be available for music creativity when you have no distractions. That’s just not realistic though. With today’s music technology and social media explosion, you’re daily bombarded with distractions. It gets easy to forget that undisturbed focus is essential in achieving your music goals no matter what they may be.

But if you never allow yourself the freedom and the time to write, the time to enjoy the work you have done, the time to live and enjoy life, or the time to just ‘be’ and do nothing, is it possible you may be too busy or distracted with projects and tasks that do not lead to your ultimate dream?

Tutorial: How to Avoid Music Creativity Distractions.

1) Create a schedule for yourself.
2) Make time 1-5 times a week, even if its 10 minutes to slow down life.
3) Write a song, make a beat, do something fun or don’t do anything at all.

The point isn’t the results for this specific tutorial.
The point is to practice making time and to focus on the important things.

Strengthen your ‘making time muscle’ so that no matter what deadlines, urgency or crisis is in your life you learn to do what is important to you.. You do what will ultimately inspire you to keep moving forward.

By holding yourself accountable, practicing and improving on these 3 steps, you will not only avoid music creativity distractions but also find yourself achieving more parts of your dream every day.

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How to Unlock your Songwriting and Music Production

“We will discover the nature of our particular genius when we stop trying to conform to our own or to other peoples’ models, learn to be ourselves, and allow our natural channel to open.” (Shakti Gawain)

When writing, don’t censor your ‘inner artist’. Let your emotions flow through your pen and let your creativity pour out onto your paper. Get your feelings and thoughts out of your head – don’t be scared of what’s inside you! Most importantly, capture the emotions of what you are writing.

You can always focus on structure or rewrite it again later but you may never feel that same emotion again… This applies to songwriting, music production or any type of creativity for that matter.

Tutorial: How to Unlock your Songwriting and Music Production.

  1. After studying, researching and identifying where you need to grow and learn.. set aside 1-3 hours of time, find a quiet and inspirational place to listen to your creativity.
  2. Forget about everything you have learned. Forget about the music industry and what everyone else is doing.
  3. Listen to yourself, your thoughts, emotions and any creative ideas about songwriting and music production and capture them. Just keep writing until your inspiration is done. Keep vibing and making beats until inspiration has run out. Don’t think, just do! This is very important.
  4. Afterwards, think on what you have learned, what everyone is doing in your style of music and measure it, edit it, arrange it. Get into the technical thinking to make sure the creation is where you want it technically.

The key to unlocking your songwriting and music production is to keep practicing this process so your music creativity gets faster and faster. By getting on a schedule and practicing this process 1-3 times a week, you will stay inspired, strengthen your music creativity muscles and greatly increase your song and music production library.

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