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  1. For about two weeks now, I've been working on a new song in Reason 2.5, trying to get some progress made on it. The creativity and drive to work on it seems to come in spurts, and once the spurt is used up, the song seems to go nowhere again.

    The problem is, these spurts don't last too long. Tonight's ended up adding 24 bars to the song, a new sound, and fixing the 2nd bass sound I have (the sound is what I call a "whoomp" bass). I believe part of the creative spurt was brought on by listening to "Mahadeva" by Astral Projection (bad-ass goa track), some other goa, and eating some pho for dinner. That combination may sound odd, and it does to me too, but that's the best explination I can come up with.

    I'd like to find a way to make these creative spurts last longer and become more productive, but I'm having trouble figuring out how. If anyone has a suggestion, I'd be glad to hear it.

    I can't complain much, as musically I've been dry for about a year and a half now, if not a bit longer. My trip to Japan somehow revitalized me and around halfway through my trip, music started flowing again. First a trickle, and as of late, much more.

    And if anyone's curious, the song is du.edu/~ahunt/On%20Another%20Day.mp3]here. This is a work-in-progress, so it may sound rough in some areas (including mastering/EQing errors). File is ~2.44mb, and is not goa trance.

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    2. Shtbag667

      Shtbag667

      I think its turning out good, it actually sounds like the demo song on my synthesizer. If you ever finish it you can upload it on this website for free:

      http://www.electromancer.com/

    3. Fredrik

      Fredrik

      I believe when you say "creative bursts", you mean "bursts of inspiration". The truth is that such bursts mustn't be the determining factor of productivity, nor of the quality of your output.

      The best way to be creative is to work hard. Inspiration sometimes comes with concrete ideas, but is usually just a sense of motivation. There are other ways to motivate yourself to work (ie discipline) -- the only catch is that they require more effort.

      To quote Carmack, "if you aren't sure which way to do something, do it both ways and see which works better".

    4. YukiRaven

      YukiRaven

      Fredrik said:

      I believe when you say "creative bursts", you mean "bursts of inspiration". The truth is that such bursts mustn't be the determining factor of productivity, nor of the quality of your output.

      The best way to be creative is to work hard. Inspiration sometimes comes with concrete ideas, but is usually just a sense of motivation. There are other ways to motivate yourself to work (ie discipline) -- the only catch is that they require more effort.

      To quote Carmack, "if you aren't sure which way to do something, do it both ways and see which works better".

      I quite agree with that first part, and see how the 2nd part is part of my problem. There are times where I push ahead anyways and work hard, but there is sometimes the problem of motivation and actually getting off my rear long enough to do so. I need to work on this, I think, and focus on disciplining myself to work hard regardless of the amount of insparation.

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