Sometimes the best way to expand your creative is by doing just the opposite. By creating limits for yourself and certain parameters, one can experiment within a certain frame… instead of being intimidated by the vast openness of endless possibilities.
This tip revolves around creating the rhythm to a motific idea.
Out of all the possible pulses within the measure, limit yourself to a specific amount of pulses to accentuate. For example: in a 4/4 time signature piece of music, limit yourself to accentuating 10 of the 16 possible sixteenth-notes.
The allows you to find creative possibilities within the limits of the rules you set for yourself – and eliminates the time spent wondering “where to start first.”
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