i sit down or get a idea in my head
When making a song, I find the right beat, feel the song, then think of the right words to say, without using a pen and paper.
When mixing a song, I imagine what needs to go into my ears. Then I put it there.
I first listen to the instrumental because the beat will move u and can tell you what story of words to put together. Then mumbling words take place. Sooner or later u got words for a song
I first listen to a track and most of the time the track is saying something and I come up with the concept for the song. Once I get the concept i'll hum to find the melody or flow pattern I want to use and then I start writing. Usually takes an hour or so to write a song for me because I write so often and i've perfected my process.
Switch on the PC Open Cubase and a few keys on the keyboard WALA!
start with playing the keyborg with diferent small melodies.record onto md ,put togheter in diferents beats, find the suitable rhytm for the song and from that come the happines or sadnes of the melody what i like to create and need to be focus what message you want to tell.
Making a track wise, this is the order in which I always make a song.
1. Get the instrumental, whether I make it or one of my friends do.
2. Listen for the melody and beat trackings in the chorus so that I can write it right to the beat, because if you don't have a catchy chorus, you don't have a hit record.
3. I get the TITLE of my song through the chorus I write.
4. Verse 1, Verse 2 and so on.
5. Mix & Master / Adjust volumes.
6. Listen to it on my Powered speakers, computer speakers and in my car as well to make sure the volume is professional edited and sounds good.
7. Upload to my Myspace and put it on a CD!
Spending time alone, My creativity is hard to come by, with people around me and suggesting and tips and all those necessary advice - they only narrow my vision and put me in the box with limited tools to work on.
But of course, i do take advice, tips and all that is necessary. but not when I'm working. Freedom is my creativity technique.
I am working 18 years...with children, young people and mature persons.
Work every morning until songs are written.
Write lyrics while walking the dog.
headphones in, listen, become inspired,
but I always wind up sitting on my floor in my room with my acoustic, jotting down bits and pieces of the framework of a song.
I usually start with a guitar piece, then add vocals on top, and after touch up on the lyrical content.
Most importantly, however, is the creative process in our band room. We call it the "Bat Cave" because we go in there, live in there, until we come out feeling like we've got something. The process almost always starts with a improvised drum beat, guitar riff, or bass melody. We add and play off of each other's sound until a song has a distinct enough quality to it where we can play it again and rehearse.
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WELL!!! LOL... It can start from complete silence or it can hit in the midst of conversations with others or all kinds of ways but once the feeling or sounds hit, I try to focus on them and make them top priority because it feels like a blessing when they occur. And I know that my gratitude is key in this feeling re-ocurring in me. This sometimes can come off rude to others when it happens and they are around (sorry,honestly). Then I record or remember the idea or music and constantly bring it back up in my mind later while doing other things over a period of time(days,weeks months, even years). Sometimes I don't have to bring it back up, other times I do. Usually if I don't have to, that means the idea or music is very good and needs to be documented. Other times if it's conciously brought back up and feels pure and right, then I will take that idea or music very seriously as well (as maybe I have personally been off the mark during that time).
Once documented on paper or on the phone, I look for opportunities to share it with band members or another musician to record or perform it. This is when the idea or music is nolonger just mines and that's when you see creativity start to work beautifully and in perfect harmony.
However lately I've been learning to share the process with others on the spot (if I trust them) and that process starts by me being inspired by an idea or music of theirs' and expounding off of it. I already do this a lot as a sideman, but I am just starting to learn how to do this as a band leader.
Process? Sit down behind my kit, light candles, eat some jiffy pop, pray to the god of metal, and as soon as my sticks catch fire from the friction of me rubbing them against my stubble, I rock, then I roll!