I had to post this list of how to do everything (well many things musically) better. Unfortunately, i had to learn many of these tips the hard way - by making the mistakes that reinforce the point. However EM put this little list together, and it just feels right to share it with anyone who might avoid some of the hassles of learning the way I have.
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Ok, so every once in a while I hit that same block that everyone else does..."Ugh, what can I write about next?" I've been stuck for a bit, and my only way out has been to keep arranging new songs, finding new beats, new instruments, new breaks - and hope that inspiration hits. Then I read this little piece provided by cdbaby. Yes, I steal their blogs and posts every once and again. But I figure that if it helps me, it may help someone else as well.
I noodled my way through some new lyrics and feel like maybe I haven't run out of ideas just yet. Check it out, give it a read, and see if it doesn't give you some new ideas about throwing out some new lines of your own. After all, what are we if not a compendium of stories? Our own stories waiting for a good spin.
I've been exploring this issue of using my Ipad for songwriting. Garageband sure does make it easy...but with new updates and ways to interface with my mac at home, it's a virtual DAW that goes everywhere I do! At first this was a bit daunting because it was hard to find the time to figure out how to create music innovatively on the Ipad. But now I've got quite a different problem because I've got more works going than ever. You'll have to check out some of my new sounds on Soundcloud (prior blog post), but if this interests you in your own music creation hit the following article: