|How do you know when a song is finished or needs no more changes?
when I started to work on my first track, after 7 1/2 hours we (because I work together with a friend) have the basis for the track.
After a couple of times listening back, we worked on some changes. Listening again,
still not satisfied.
As long as we both are not 100% behind the project, than you know it's not finished.
Usually when it hits around the 3:00- 3:30 mark.
It's one of those things you "just know".
Think its like how do you no when youve drunk too much!!! You dont!! Not really. You work to a point where you think the tune is finished, completed. I am very driven by success & perfection so even we finish a tune, I always wonder, feel, think that there is always room for improvement!!!!
Well I used to be an MC so I have a pretty good idea as to how much instrumentation is neccesary for a song to sound complete..vocals are an instrument also so I keep that in mind.
At first they always need changes, even if I don't think so. It's usually through the process of playing a new song repeatedly that I make some adjustments to the lyrics, structure, or melody. I would say that it's usually the melody that I adjust more frequently than anything else.
A song is never finished. I can find something to add/remove/change every single time I listen to a song. Usually I just work and work until I'm satisfied and then abandon the song. If not, I'll never finish.
I know when i can nod my head to the song without having to stop and listen to any mistakes.
Uhm.. it is never finished to be honest....
I allways hear something I can change ..or think it could be better..
But with the equipment I have ..
I have to be satisfied at one point and call it finished..
You never do......
You get a feeling. You just know when to stop, especially if you follow a standard 32-bar structure. You can either stick with that or just do whatever. Personally, I think it's better to have a basic concept to my songs, so whenever I play them I can just improvise some parts to make it sound better or just for fun really. Sometimes the best things come out of improvising, especially when you're really into the music while your playing it because it sort of blends in with your emotions and it brings out a better aura when you're playing in front of others. If something doesn't sound right to me, I'll usually change it straight away, cause I don't think it's the best thing to linger around one particular part. If there's something iffy about it, just change it. It's just easier, to me. Besides, I might come up with something better anyway!
They are never finished they age like children and you make the necessary adjustments.
The song tells you.
When I can't listen to it anymore!:)
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