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    Default Beat Block! (Writers Block)

    Right now I'm currently having trouble staying focused on producing music. My creative flow came to a dead stop and I cant shake it. Anybody else have that problem and have any tips on how to get through it?
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    Actually producing Music, or learning to produce music?
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    Producing Music, not learning.
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    Hey Dude
    I struggle with this all the time
    I guess personally my mind is always on other stuff coz we always hav so much of these tasks that we need to Complete in life
    I get the best results when i just sit in front of my gear and just fool around
    I dont try to make a killer track, but instead just Jam

    I also read a cool article recently on how to be inspired
    checkit out
    http://diymusician.cdbaby.com/2015/0...f-the-bedroom/

    Hope you get the beatz goin bro

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    ill. Gates, Tom COSM and Roni Size have all written great articles on this - Google 'em.
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    What I do when I hit writers block:

    - I don't stress over the fact that I don't have an idea. It's not a bad thing.
    - I listen to other genres of music I really like.. Kinda to give my ears a refreshing break from 4 to the floor kicks.
    - Play some Nintendo 64
    - Do something else creative, like make a good dinner.
    - Watch a few movies


    These may seem weird, but you shouldn't have to force music onto yourself. Trying different approaches may help but sometimes you simply just need a good break.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kwal View Post
    What I do when I hit writers block:

    - I don't stress over the fact that I don't have an idea. It's not a bad thing.
    - I listen to other genres of music I really like.. Kinda to give my ears a refreshing break from 4 to the floor kicks.
    - Play some Nintendo 64
    - Do something else creative, like make a good dinner.
    - Watch a few movies


    These may seem weird, but you shouldn't have to force music onto yourself. Trying different approaches may help but sometimes you simply just need a good break.
    Nintendo 64 dude? How old are you? Why don't you bust out the 2600 or Intellivision too?

    As to OP - look for other forms of inspiration, both within and outside of music and sometimes breaks are good.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ImNotDedYet View Post
    Nintendo 64 dude? How old are you? Why don't you bust out the 2600 or Intellivision too?
    25, it was the first game console I ever got, and the only one I'll ever actually want to play at this day and age

    Super Mario 64, Tony Hawk Pro Skater, Mario Kart, Zelda, etc. Can it get any better? lol

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    LOL
    I had a Nintendo 64 Emulator on my Sony PSP!!
    Nintendo games rock dudes
    I have a PS3 now and games like 'The Last of us' and 'Tomb Raider' actually swallow all my production time

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    Yeah, Nintendo is cool but let's get back on topic here..

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