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Ben Higgins
post Oct 28 2011, 10:25 AM
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Hey Guys.. what's the most difficult part of the music / song creation process for you ? If it's an actual song, then writing lyrics is probably the most difficult part for me. Up until then, the arrangement is the most challenging aspect.

What do you think ?


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post Oct 28 2011, 10:35 AM
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Programming drums
Lyrics
Arrangement, getting interesting guitar parts etc that don't step on each other.


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post Oct 28 2011, 10:42 AM
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QUOTE (PosterBoy @ Oct 28 2011, 10:35 AM) *
Programming drums


Yeah I'm with you on the drums as well ! wink.gif


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post Oct 28 2011, 11:12 AM
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Knowing when I should stop laugh.gif
(knowing when a song is 'done' and I should stop adding more stuff, etc)

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post Oct 28 2011, 11:41 AM
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For me it's the lyrics as well, but I'm working on it wink.gif


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post Oct 28 2011, 11:51 AM
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QUOTE (Sollesnes @ Oct 28 2011, 11:12 AM) *
Knowing when I should stop laugh.gif
(knowing when a song is 'done' and I should stop adding more stuff, etc)


Haha.. good point ! biggrin.gif

QUOTE (Ivan Milenkovic @ Oct 28 2011, 11:41 AM) *
For me it's the lyrics as well, but I'm working on it wink.gif


Yeah, some people can just sit down and let lyrics just flow out of them. I have to sit there for ages and oncentrate intensely !! laugh.gif


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post Oct 28 2011, 02:22 PM
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Drums and lyrics.

Also when it's done it's DONE. happy.gif


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post Oct 28 2011, 02:26 PM
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Recording myself singing laugh.gif Seriously, I haven't really done that yet, have to get into it.
Writing lyrics is not much of a problem for me once I sit down and get busy.
Coming up with guitar parts other than chord progressions can be challenging.
Drum programming can be a real pain, but for now I stick to the predefined EZ drummer patterns.


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post Oct 28 2011, 02:43 PM
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Creating a satisfying melodic vocal line can be challenging to me. Also, the same as Sollesnes, to stop adding arrangements or changes,

For me arranging is not that bad, because I really enjoy it


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post Oct 28 2011, 06:17 PM
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Communication -

musicians and producers usually have an idea of how they want their project to sound. Whether or not they communicate that vision effectively to me is another matter smile.gif .


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every time I put some recording software on my computer , this screws up my computer and I have to reset to original factory settings
so I can't even learn the software
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post Oct 28 2011, 08:41 PM
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Funny, but- clean rhythm guitar, never satisfied !


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post Oct 29 2011, 02:30 AM
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I've never tried to write lyrics seriously so maybe it would be difficult to me to do it...


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post Oct 29 2011, 10:04 AM
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Lyrics, no doubt. I have no problems with drum programming, really.
Then, mixing the whole thing is another story.

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post Oct 29 2011, 10:18 AM
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QUOTE (HungryForHeaven @ Oct 29 2011, 10:04 AM) *
... mixing the whole thing is another story.

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Mixing is easy, now mastering is where the engineering talent really is biggrin.gif wink.gif .

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post Oct 29 2011, 07:14 PM
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QUOTE (Sollesnes @ Oct 28 2011, 10:12 AM) *
Knowing when I should stop laugh.gif
(knowing when a song is 'done' and I should stop adding more stuff, etc)
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GOOD POINT! I used to have that problem a lot, but now I think I managed to get a hold on myself and not flood a song with 20 layers of guitars biggrin.gif


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post Oct 29 2011, 07:15 PM
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Lyrics is the hardest part


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post Oct 29 2011, 07:32 PM
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IMHO - the vocal line is the most difficult thing to come up with, finding THOSE lyrics to fit with the vocal line is what really matters to make a song BE AWESOME!


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post Oct 30 2011, 09:57 AM
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QUOTE (Cosmin Lupu @ Oct 29 2011, 07:32 PM) *
IMHO - the vocal line is the most difficult thing to come up with, finding THOSE lyrics to fit with the vocal line is what really matters to make a song BE AWESOME!


Oh yeah.. the vocal melodies as well can be very challenging. dry.gif

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