|How do you know when a song is finished or needs no more changes?
When you are producing a song, each part you do you keep coming up with more ideas and keep changing it untill it sounds just right, and you know there is nothing more you can do to it and that there is nothing more you can do to it as it sounds just right. That's when you know it needs no more changes. And when you put it all together and it sounds exactly like you imagined it.
a song is rarely ever finished because different people have different opinions. but on our own side, we can say a song is finished when it has the vibe and quality we have thought of it to be.
I think an artist always knows when this happens. When your soul is content and cant stop singing the tune for a day or two, you know its good and ready!
when I play through and arrange it using midi. if it doesn't sound right, back to the drawing board. When a song is done, It's got to sound full to me. I seem to hear a lot of pop songs now, that just leave me empty, and no, I'm not looking for really big epic endings, such as that found on Dream Theater's Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence!
When I have to think about rather it represents me or not. Or when I sing it and it doesn't feel right.
the best songs i write are when i'm on a roll with the lyrics. when i know what the songs going to be about it helps me know how the music should sound. i jam with the song as far as i can take it (so it doesnt lose its magic or get annoying) and then i leave it for a while. i get back to it and if i have any new ideas i use them. i do this a few times until everything im trying to portray is in the song. i make sure im pleased with the story and the images clarity brought through the lyrics and music.
then i have a song. :)
When I run out of ideas and it's long enough! Seriously though, if the song feels like it develops to an "escape point" of sorts, then I begin to see it as complete.
I LISTENED TO IT OVER AND OVER AND OVER.....AND OVER!!!!
normally when its recorded. Its kinda set in stone and becomes a good reference point
I used to make 3 or 4 versions of a song when I was younger. I wanted all these elements to go in to cross over all these different genres. I don't worry about genres anymore unless I am trying to explain my music to someone.
A song is finished when you can hear the glue that keeps it together. When all the holes are filled (not sonic holes but spiritual, feeling gaps in the music) and when all you hear is perfection.
A song is like a baby, you play with it and you discover it can do more. A song is never finished till it's played to death.
When my wife and her girlfriends, after listening to my music, tell me "What are you doing this evening?". No, no, I joke!!
Seriously speaking, the problem is a good sound balance. I trust only my ears, so when the sounds mingle fine, I'm satisfied. Apart from joke, I consider what my friends and my wife tell me after listening to the piece. I ask them to close their eyes and visualize what my music inspire. It's never a technical matter, but a feeling, a state of mind.
I listen to it constantly and i also let my fans critique on it..
I'm kind of a perfectionist, so... it's never finished to me. I'm my own worst critic. I just have to know when to let the project be, and live with what little flaw I think it has but everyone else thinks is great. I still cringe when I hear it later!
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