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Separate Creativity from Learning while Writing your next Music Production or Song

“Learn to get in touch with the silence within yourself and know that everything in this life has a purpose.” (Elisabeth Kubler-Ross)

Get silent, get away and write your next music production or song. It’s most important to separate your creativity from learning during this time.

…taking some time away from the noise and removing all clutter inside your mind, follow the inspiration and creativity that slowly begins to emerge. Disregard negative thought activity and pay close attention to the different words, images, and landscapes of creativity that pop into your mind. Afterwards, follow the road to your next music production, song or poem…

Avoid learning anything during this time. It takes practice to resist, however, learning during inspiration can stifle your flow and momentum of ideas.

Tutorial: Separate Creativity from Learning while Writing your
next Music Production or Song
1) Practice ‘thinking about what you’re thinking about’ If you’re not inspired, chances are you’re thoughts are focused on things that are not inspiring.
2) Separate Creativity Time from Learning Time When you get away, don’t learn. Take what you have already learned and use it! It’s time for you to reach back and give it all you got with what you already know.
3) Learning Time: When you are reading a manual, learning something new, its not the best time to be creative.

Follow inspiration, creativity and learn to separate your creativity from learning time. By getting away and separating your learning and creative time, you’ll find yourself less frustrated, more creative and in less time.

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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 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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Massaging your Music Creativity into a Finished Beat

“Creativeness often consists of merely turning up what is already there.”
(Bernice Fitz-Gibbon)

At first, being creative is a very subtle entity… It is that voice and those thoughts that quietly give you amazing song and musical ideas… Sometimes, the mind is too noisy or busy to understand. Sometimes, it’s easy to hear but not listen – We hear ideas but don’t write them down. Other times, there are ideas that have potential, but need massaging. These ideas usually visit you the most often and often get neglected the most too…

The process of massaging your music creativity starts with ‘intent listening’ when inspiration speaks. Then take action.

By turning down inner noise and focusing on those abstract, crazy, and very personal ideas, more music creativity and possibilities begin to unfold. When you are open and always listening, more ideas can be heard. Very rarely to often times never is a great song or music production ‘inspired to perfection’. They are handcrafted, reconstructed, and massaged to perfection – massaged to sooth the ears of others…

Massaging your Music Creativity into a Finished Beat is a process which begins with ‘turning up’ what you may miss on a daily basis, capture it, and then edit it to excellence. The power of rewriting and editing is beyond comprehension. New lyrics, different rhythms & rhymes, new melodies, entirely different arrangements, or new music can all be added to or subtracted from any composition… The problem most have is holding on to their baby in fear of change, fear of it maturing, fear of becoming something bigger and greater, fear of success…

Tutorial: Massaging your Music Creativity into a Finished Beat:

  1. Constantly capture your new ideas
  2. Edit and re-write your ideas until you push your own personal boundaries.
  3. Take a break from starting new material until all your beats and songs are finished.

This process will keep you from having ‘thousands of unfinished beats’.

Massage your music production until you are ‘caught’ up and can finish one beat at a time before moving to the next one. This will keep you super charged creatively and also give you a hefty beat catalog.

By the practice of massaging your muscles of ideas, songwriting and music productions can transform from infancy to maturation overnight.

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