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|Anyone else have crazy writer's block?|
Every time I sit down and try to write (particularly music although it happens sometimes when I try to work on my book too), all ideas immediately leave my body and I end up just writing the most garbage four chord Am, F, C, G, wah wah vaguely sad song with shitty lyrics. The last thing I wrote that I had any emotional resonance with was like ~4 years ago. Not great songs, mind you, but at least some that had some feeling behind them. Then I get in this "hate writing" mentality which doesn't help any and it makes me dislike the process even more. Music is the worst.
Any other writers ever get this?
The Devil and God Are Raging Inside Me
Home, Like NoPlace Is There
|3||Tiny Moving Parts|
This Couch Is Long & Full of Friendship
|srs list for once|
|yeah except I don't write music anymore and just mess around with my effects|
|The only cure for this is to go get entertained. If I'm stuck I usually listen to hip hop, for some reason that usually springs some ideas or at least gets rid of the "i hate writing" phase. |
Go see a movie, read a good book or do something unrelated.
|Storm In A Teacup|
|my problem with writing guitar parts is I have a bad memory and I usually forget the next day what i'd done. Feel like I've come up with 100 songs and remember 1 of them the next day. don't know what to do about it.|
|Yo Storm, what's helped me with that very same issue is to take a close up video of the fingering when you come up with it, can watch it back whenever you need to from that point on|
|Storm In A Teacup|
|fuck! thank you man! I'm going to ask for a camcorder for Christmas now. I wonder what the best camcorder to record with is. what do you use porc?|
|I'm actually at film school so I usually just rent it from there, so it's tough for me to say regarding price ranges, but for something like that I do a lot of work with Canon 7d's or A7s's, plus an H4n recorder, pretty easy to sink up the audio files in post as long as you make sure you use a clapboard (or even just two pieces of wood) beforehand|
|I have more of a problem with writing cohesive music, I've recorded 100's of small segments (many of which were erased into oblivion when my laptop broke down) but I can't figure out how to amalgamate them into a proper song. But yeah dont force yourself, if the ideas and the passion aren't there give it a break - maybe experiment with other genres or mediums too for a while|