THE CREATIVE BLOCK
Sometimes when we're chasing the desire to create a new song/beat, our creativity can ruin a good foundation and you end up hitting delete after an hour of trying. For me, wanting to create and feeling like I can't create anything good is the absolute WORST feeling there is! Realizing that this is something we all struggle with, or something you may be struggling with right now, I want to share a few things I do when I get a stop sign and creative block.
The best thing you can do is :
GIVE YOURSELF A PAUSE
One of the easiest solutions for me is to take a break. I turn off the equipment I'm using, go for a walk outside, or take my scooter and just ride! Do something that's not music related at all, really take a break for at least an hour and then get back to your project.Take a camera or paint for example,watching movies is also a great strategy for taking breaks.Do anything that can inspire you. I often get inspired to do something when I least expect it.Get a pencil and paper ready and write down your ideas.Just remember you need a break !!!So stop the project you have open and take a break!
If you keep creating in the same place over and over again, eventually you will get bored and it will be harder to be creative in that space. I know this from personal experience because there have been days when I've spent hours in the same room, in the same chair, making music! If your creative space has been looking the same for a few months, take a few days to make some changes to your space!Re-think if you're comfortable with it that way, try to make changes and relocate your equipment, get new equipment, add new furniture, change/improve the lighting in the space.There are so many things you can do to your production space to make it look a little more creative, and keep you motivated at the same time.
REMAKE OR REMIX AN EXISTING SONG
A great creative calibration tool is a complete remake or remix of an existing track! From a production standpoint, this can be a great training tool because you need to have a very detailed ear when attempting to remake existing music. From an artist's point of view, redoing or remixing songs will enhance the details of your ear! This method is definitely fun and you may end up with something better than the original!
Collaborating with another artist or producer is very powerful! You tend to cancel each other's strengths and weaknesses and create amazing content. This also takes away all the pressure of having to come up with the whole song yourself. Two heads are better than one! Collaboration also has a magical way of bringing out sounds you've never heard before. It's amazing what happens when two people catch each other's vibe and let the music do what comes naturally.
There are many other things you can do to get over creative block, maybe these strategies will help you and become a start to getting out of a bad mood! Have fun creating! I believe in you! Be blessed!Believe in yourself!!!