Stop Doing This When Songwriting


Most of us are wasting time when we’re composing, it’s the harsh truth. If you think about it… Are you finishing your songs? There are three things that we tend to do, but they don’t really help the progress of songwriting forward. In this video I’m breaking down the three things you should avoid when composing, as they are complete waste of time. Stop doing this when songwriting:

These are the three things that slow you down as you’re composing: searching sounds, get caught in minor details and mixing the song. None of these will help you to get the song done. Instead of doing these, try to focus on the structure of the song.

The Three Things to Avoid When Songwriting

The first point of the video is not to search sounds in the middle of the composing process. It’s a huge time waster, as you could browse through endless lists of presets. At the same time you’re losing focus from what you were actually doing – writing the song.

The second thing you need to avoid is to get caught in minor details. Don’t get fixated on small details such as drum fills or short guitar licks. You can focus on them later on, if you’re even going to use them.

The final – and the biggest – time waster of them all is to start mixing the song before it’s ready. You will lose sight of the composing process pretty quickly as you start EQing, compressing or adding reverbs and delays etc. Of course, it’s okay to shape the sounds to suit the song. By mixing I mean the workflow of balancing the tracks and trying to make them sound as good together as they can.

We’ve all done this, because it makes the song sound better momentarily. However, you’re going to do it from the scratch anyway, once all the tracks are in place and the song is actually finished. Mixing the song before it’s ready, will only eat up processing power and slow you down.

The reason why all these things slow you down, is that they distract you from what you’re supposed to focus on. Do yourself a favor and stop doing them.

Hopefully you found this video helpful. If there’s anything you want me to cover in the future videos let me know. Send me an email or leave a comment below. Ask if there’s anything unclear or if I left something out. Cheers!

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