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4 Bar Loop to 4 Minute Opus | How to Fight Creator’s Block in the Studio

How to raise your infant loop into a successful college graduate with a paid off car and a mortgage.

In any medium of art, the initial capture of ideas is both invigorating and instantly rewarding.

The initial sketch on a canvas.

The opening stanza of a poem.

The perfect loop for a chorus.  

However, once captured, it becomes far too easy to let these pieces of effort remain stagnant and eventually be forgotten, especially in regards to music. The audio remains dormant, and you venture off to create a new snippet of sound, chasing that feeling of easy accomplishment. The following are ways to push past that initial gratification, put in the work, and create a tangible form of art. This will specifically target audio production, but the concepts discussed can be applied to other art forms as well. Assuming you have a chosen Digital Audio Workstation, you most likely have a library of projects, ranging in levels of completion. Choose the project that you’d like to complete and release, and let’s get started. Continue reading 4 Bar Loop to 4 Minute Opus | How to Fight Creator’s Block in the Studio