Creative Block
17 Aug 2012 09:18 AM Seasonz Beatz. 20 .
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    21 Jun 2012 09:02 PM
    Lately I've really been suffering from a case of creative block... It's not so much that the desire to make music is missing, but more that there are so many F&%$ING things going on around me that are pulling me away from it. So many obligations, distractions and just plain excuses. The fact that I do this completely solo is another downer, I have no bounce-back of creativity... Part of me wonders if this is happening for a reason, some sort of sign to steer me in a different direction. The other part of me is wondering if its a test, to see if I have what it takes to steer myself back on course. Either way, whatever the reason, i'ts been stressin the S&*T of me. So I guess I'm writing this, not so much looking for answers or sympathy, but mainly to get it off my chest. And maybe in hopes that people out there can understand and relate to my situation.
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    21 Jun 2012 09:35 PM
    start meditating, you can thank me later
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    23 Jun 2012 10:59 PM
    Oh yeah, I get exactly what you are saying.
    I had something very similar to it, I thought obligations and other stuff kept me away from the music, but then I realised it was myself that wanted a break from the music. I used those obligations as an excuse for why the music ain't working.
    I tried to stay and make some beats but I didn't have the drive to really do one.
    For me the problem was solved after a week or so of pause and reanalizing my goals, why am I doing this, why do I really want to succed.
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    23 Jun 2012 11:23 PM
    I know exactly what you mean man. What ive found to cure this problem, is take a long, long break from music don't even try to open your Fl studio.

    Listen to other peoples beats, and stay away from making music as long as you can bear, trust me after a while you will be itching so hard just to make a simple drum loop and when you finally open Fl studio after all that time it will be pure bliss.

    Everything you make will sound absolutely amazing to the point where you will stay up for 2 days just to finish the first track you start making, just so you don't lose your creative streak.

    Another helpful thing is to find someone to collab with as that usually helps as you don't have to come up with everything on your own. kinda like takes the pressure off but also pressure you to be creative at the same time.

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    24 Jun 2012 07:51 AM
    I'm sure this happens to the best producers even.... I know it happens to me fairly often and I do try and take a break from it.... The one thing in the back of my mind when it happens is will I be able to get back on track..... But I always seem to bounce back from it after a brief break..... Sometimes in the time I take a break I search tutorials for new techniques and tips. I figure if I'm not attempting to create something new I might as well educate, and reeducate myself on how to do it and, sometimes if I'm lucky, that new technique sparks a whole new run of inspiration.
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    28 Jun 2012 04:53 AM
    Ive been there homie, a lot of times, I cant start lets say for example a drum pattern because in a few seconds I get stressed out cuz Im not in the mood of makin music. This "producers blocks" as we call them are very annoying and may last from a day, to even months, what I do to get out of this blocks is:

    - Take a break from making music, do something different, go out, hang out with friends or anything else (besides music), Dont look music as a job, look at it as a way of "taking that shit outta ur chest", doing stuff u never did before is a great way to get out of the blocs, because these new things you do can give you inspiration.I can be mad,sad,worried and whatever u can think on, but u cant express this feelings on your music until you are in a state of mind-peace.

    - Go to youtube, look for music you never heard before,anything that is new to your ear will help you get new ideas.

    - This is probably one of the most important for me I listen to this any time Im down, I remember NFX posted this vid long ago in warbeats, and it is pretty uplifting. My favorite phrase in this vid is "Don't cry to give up,cry to keep going".



    Ive been in a lot of blocks,and Ive thought of giving up, but for some reason MUSIC ALWAYS GETS ME IN THE RIGHT TRACK.
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    28 Jun 2012 09:02 AM
    I completely agree with everyone that says take a break. I think more often than not lately I haven't felt like doing music, so I haven't tried. You can't force music
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    28 Jun 2012 09:08 AM
    I think i have a permanent beat block or creative block... lol
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    29 Jun 2012 05:48 AM
    You can't force music


    I agree here with Lucas, if you say one day for example "I want to do a terror movie score" but u feel another way, it will be a complete fail, Im telling u this by experience. like lucas said "You can't force music", thats why u need to take a break in order to leave the music flow naturally, because as I once heard "Music is the soul's mirror", if u dont feel that way u will come up with nothing
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    10 Jul 2012 03:03 PM

    Damnn! every1 has spoken like a true producer, and I to agree with each n every last one of u especially Dj Seasonz n Lucas "u can't force music." That's so true; music is an expression of u n ones internal feeling. Trust me brah, I been there n guess what, I am back at that stage once again. So just take so time off from making music; when the time is right, u will know.

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    10 Jul 2012 05:12 PM
    Well everyone's given great tips so far, the common theme here seems to be taking time off. I agree with that.
    I would suggest going and watching films. Most films contain great music as well as things that may trigger creative thoughts from you.
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    12 Jul 2012 04:21 AM
    Best tip for creative block is simple.. Liqour + Women... Preferably in a club, where you can vaguely listen to some tunes in between being drunk and hustlin' some females..
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    12 Jul 2012 05:26 AM
    Best tip for creative block is simple.. Liqour + Women... Preferably in a club, where you can vaguely listen to some tunes in between being drunk and hustlin' some females..


    Best tip ever! I agree! Start a beat next day in the morning #Sleeping in your MIDI
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    23 Jul 2012 06:01 PM
    Lol.. Happens all the time either you can go the straight route and Get deeper into the music and discover new sounds and styles or maybe if you can create you own or Try what I like Kush... To each his own
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    01 Aug 2012 12:29 AM
    All good advice, good lookin out. DJ Seasonz, inspiring video. Glad to see that people can relate to my situation, sometimes is good to know that you're not the only one going through sh*t.
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    03 Aug 2012 05:26 AM
    Just got a block three days ago,and I found out that listening to all ur music (In a chronologic order), can really uplift u from a bloc, lookin how u have progressed from ur first beat to what u have now can be really inspiring.

    Nobody likes blocs haha
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    04 Aug 2012 08:47 AM
    Ryno, just wanna let you know that you're not the only one out there who is making music solo and not by choice. I've been making some obsecure beats with outlandish theme and voices.

    I've never really completed a song, at least to my own standards of mixing and mastering, and with that in mind, each time I sit down, the effort to not stop is there, however I feel exhausted or drained. If those aren't the two feeligns that properly represent the emotions, it's almost like I enjoy what I'm hearing and don't wanna F*** it up.

    Then the downtime kicks in, and a week or two goes by. When trying to revisit the song / beat, I don't wanna mess it up so Iusually just leave it there.

    If you're down for talking more Ryno, we should see if our creative juices could yeild anything fun.
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    04 Aug 2012 02:43 PM
    Then the downtime kicks in, and a week or two goes by. When trying to revisit the song / beat, I don't wanna mess it up so Iusually just leave it there.


    1 Recommendation right here, If u really feel inside u the beat that you are making DONT STOP! My PC is full of unfinished projects because of this,after I get tired I say Fu*k it Imma work on this 2morrow,but chances are that the next day its completely different, and Im not inspired to work in that beat no more,because my emotions somehow changed,so I start something new,leaving that tight beat behind.Instead take a break of 30 mins,go eat something or take some air and then get back at it it until u done with it. This really works with me,but I tend 2 leave the mixing for the next day,because 1-My ears are tired the day that I compose the beat and 2-Mixing another day wont make me leave the beat unfinished,because mixing for me is not part of the "inspirational process" as composing is, so no matter the mood I have next day I can mix it. Just a tip I wanted 2 share that works really good 2 me.
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    17 Aug 2012 07:37 AM
    I like to mix while i compose, just to get a general idea of what i want the mix to sound like. It always turns out easier to mix the whole track when i'm done with the creative part and my mixes usually turn out better too. But yeah @DJ Seasonz your tip works for alotta people and everybody has their own way just experiment and do whatever works to you.

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    17 Aug 2012 08:56 AM
    Posted By DJ Seasonz on 04 Aug 2012 03:43 PM
    Then the downtime kicks in, and a week or two goes by. When trying to revisit the song / beat, I don't wanna mess it up so Iusually just leave it there.


    1 Recommendation right here, If u really feel inside u the beat that you are making DONT STOP! My PC is full of unfinished projects because of this,after I get tired I say Fu*k it Imma work on this 2morrow,but chances are that the next day its completely different, and Im not inspired to work in that beat no more,because my emotions somehow changed,so I start something new,leaving that tight beat behind.Instead take a break of 30 mins,go eat something or take some air and then get back at it it until u done with it. This really works with me,but I tend 2 leave the mixing for the next day,because 1-My ears are tired the day that I compose the beat and 2-Mixing another day wont make me leave the beat unfinished,because mixing for me is not part of the "inspirational process" as composing is, so no matter the mood I have next day I can mix it. Just a tip I wanted 2 share that works really good 2 me.


    This is exactly me!! I have soooo many unfinished projects and every now and then I open it up to finish but for some reason I dont like it anymore so I start something new… and then it happens all over again. I just gotta finish the damn thing and like u said mix it later!

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