shadowfax wrote:So what you've got there is an intro....now you need a song (or instrumental) to finish it off, songwriting isn't easy, if you can't hear anything in your head to go over the arp that you have or anything it might lead onto then your in trouble..welcome to the club, it's tough for all of us!!!
apologies to those people who find songwriting real easy...best to you and just keep at it...Kevin
Jonathan5456 wrote:What is your current understanding/experience of theory and orchestration? How long have you been playing an instrument and to what level/grade?
Zerik wrote:I'm having the same problem all the time, but what I've found after countless of half completed projects is how important it is to be in the right mindset when you are composing/producing music. If you find some technique like listening to your favorite music, meditating or anything that makes you passionate and all the musical ideas flow freely in your head you will certainly find it easier to know what you want with your track.
Also what has improved my workflow has been being more spontaneous. Whenever I have thought too much "should I do this or that" the track has never got ready. So I just do things what feels right and try things out, throw away what I don't like and keep what I want in my track (with some amount of planning of course). I guess it's mostly about finding the balance between planning the music and just going with the flow and your problem is that you are planning too much.
Hope this helps, good luck!
JSW wrote:You are off to a good start!
Just a thought...
this is very mechanical...unbolt a song, take it apart Take and listen to your fav, Beethoven's 9th , listen to what he is doing and take notes;
1. how many times is the melodic phrase repeated, what new thing is introduced each time (loudness, instruments, new notes, less notes, timing, etc. how many measures ie. 1234,1234,1234)
2. Chorus;( or the new different type of music inserted into the piece) take notes; what's going on, does it repeat, instruments, tempo, loudness, etc. how many measures
3. 2nd melody, what's going on here?
Song Structure: A,B,C,B,A,A or what ever.
(A=primary melody, B=Chorus, C= 2nd melody, etc.)
There are common structures that tend to make music comfortable to listeners by meeting their subconscious expectations...If you unravel Beethoven's 9th this way, you will have a greater understanding of music. Then apply the lessons to your music. Beethoven was a genius, his music was simple and accessible by all, yet so complex, it is hard to imagine how he felt and put together all the nuances to make such great music.
Hope this helps in some way.
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