Use Your Songwriting Time EffectivelyBy Don • Category: How To Write Songs, Songwriting Tips
Many keen songwriters will set aside a certain amount of time to write, but end up not being particularly productive. Often songs can get left unfinished, or never get developed beyond an initial idea, concept, or even the first few lines. If you struggle to find the time to write great songs, then here’s how you can use the time which you do have as effectively as possible.
Firstly, make sure that you are unlikely to be disturbed or distracted. Many songwriters find it beneficial to have a separate room or space which they can go to in order to write songs and not be disturbed by others. Having a designated ‘creative space’ can also be helpful, especially for anyone who struggles to feel inspired.
If you often suffer from writers block, then having a set period of time in which to put together a song can make it worse. However, it may be that this is the only option you have – in which case, try not to panic if you feel like you aren’t making enough progress. If you find yourself struggling to write anything which you are happy with, then it can be advisable to take a break, make a cup of coffee or play a quick game of PartyPoker DE, and come back to your songwriting after a while. Often, taking a short break can be more beneficial and refreshing than simply trying and trying to write something else.
You can also make the most of the spare time which you have – it may be more than you think! Take a notebook with you to jot down any thoughts or song ideas which you may have during your commute to work, for example, or whilst waiting to pay for your grocery shopping. This can make it much easier to start penning your songs as soon as you have a bigger chunk of time available to you.