Mike Nobody wrote:
I was hoping to find some way out of my writer's block.
I keep WANTING to compose music for my band, but keep putting it off and avoiding it.
It's like I am afraid of BOTH failure AND success!
So, I end up doing nothing.
I just continue to distract myself with other activities and wasting time.
Do you ever get stuck in a rut like that?
How do you break out of that habit?
Writer's block is only mental constipation so you need a good intellectual laxative. LOL
Do you find that people rarely do anything until they have to? It seems to me that a leader is someone who able to get others to see urgency for things they would put off until whenever...
So maybe you need to set a specific target of songs by a specific date and then come up with a really good reason why.
What I do when uninspired is read. Most great writers are fans of great literature. Can't remember where I heard it but make a list of the top 10 best and worst things in your life and just tell the story. That's 20 songs, right?
But if I'm stuck in a musical rut, I start practicing runs that I currently can't play...or will sometimes use a loop-based software and just start dialing up random drum beats with random bass loops to play along with, and see if any good ideas come while jamming to them.
Or, maybe you've got some mostly-finished songs that you start doing preproduction on. Often those don't turn into songs until I've put the idea down and then looked at the grid to see where it might be lacking.
But I have never written a song without pencil and paper and a little bit of concentration.