Hope you had an awesome weekend and a super productive week.
It was great having our Workflow Analysis workshop last week
Sharing my workflow with you and you being surprised about me doing three songs all at the same time really made me appreciate and think more about this way of doing things.
As I was finishing those three LatinTrap songs last week it became apparent why I work this way and why I encourage others to as well.
One thing that you will begin to learn about me is I LOVE lists. And in honor of that passion I introduce:
Thoughts While Arranging 3 Projects at the Same Time for 2 Hours in a Starbucks
1. I'm bored with LatinTrap1 *switches to LatinTrap2
2. LatinTrap2 doesn't have the right vocal sample
3. This is shit
6. I like the vocal sample from LatinTrap1, stealing that for #2
7. Oh this is good now.
8. I'm bored with LatinTrap2 * switched to LatinTrap3
*repeat for 2 hours
After 2 hours I went from 8 bar loops to a 3 fully fleshed out tracks.
What I realized is I begin to get excited to hear the track I worked on 10 minutes ago and I love cycling through them. When I get stuck on one, I switch to the other. No breaks, no walking away to think about it, just push forward and move on. DON'T LET IT GET STALE. Let your unconscious brain work on one arrangement while your conscious brain is working on the other.
It keeps my motivation and conviction to finish these songs and to finish them in a timely matter. And that's what this is all about after all.
We are here to finish more music faster, plain and simple. So it makes sense that when you find the time out of your incredibly busy day juggling relationships, work, family, and friends, that when you sit down to write some music, you will be able to get it all in so you have time for the other things that matter in life.
And now it is Monday and we get to do it all again this week :)
Looking forward to hearing your track B! 2 days and counting! Just ordered Effortless Mastery per your recommendation.