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Music

7 Ways To Stop Beat Block

By November 25, 2018 No Comments

1. Make a Shitty Beat

I know it sounds weird but this will just get you into a mode of creating.. which is why your blocked. We all go through different modes throughout our day/life and we can adjust the modes with actions.. you may actually make a terrible beat but it’s motion and I promise you it will break you free from the chains.

2. Change Your Workflow

Make a melody/beat in your head or just program it in note by note, do the opposite of what you normally do from a workflow perspective. Switching up your starting point is powerful because we always think there is a start and and end but really we have the option to start and end with any part of the song!

3. Listen to Something Weird

Listen to songs in a genres that you aren’t familiar with. This is similar to having a conversation with someone who has such a different prospective than you, if you join into the conversation with an open mind you will be able to take away something valuable from the conversation. And it will spark ideas which could lead to that bitch ass block being removed

4. Stop Overthinking

Listen to songs in a genres that you aren’t familiar with. This is similar to having a conversation with someone who has such a different prospective than you, if you join into the conversation with an open mind you will be able to take away something valuable from the conversation. And it will spark ideas which could lead to that bitch ass block being removed

5. Get Inspired By Film/TV Soundtracks

Listen to movie soundtracks for inspiration, they usually are telling the story of a scene and then you can begin to create your scene or story in a similar fashion! Music is always about a journey and telling a story with the music. I can recommend the soundtrack from the new amazon original series Homecoming! check it out.

6. Break It Down

Work on a piece of the whole production.. breaking it down into smaller pieces will help you get more done! It will also, or should also make those points of focus much higher quality in arrangement and instrumentation choice! A lot of block comes from being overwhelmed by having to create this long masterpiece!

7. Collaborate With Another Producer/Artist

Collaborate with another producer! This can help get the wheels turning and just inject some ideas and rhythms into a production to get it offf the ground! DM or email me if you got beat block we can work together!

These really can apply to any type of mental block you're having, writers block, beat block, idea block doesn't matter.. care less and create more is the basics. Hope this helps you!

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