How To Beat Writer’s Block – Tip #9

I have recently been doing a new daily activity where I would watch videos about the “inside tricks” to using a plugin or synth from my favorite DAW.

Once I got a general understanding of it, I would try to first mimic what the video was showing so that I could get a better grasp at the concepts. Then, I would go off on my own, using the momentum I got from becoming more proficient with the DAW’s tools since watching the video.

Conclusion being:

Sometimes, you may not know how to do something, and that could be the wall that is blocking you from creating that awesome piece of music you want to write. By doing research in a library, reading blogs, watching videos, or asking professionals, you gain more knowledge as well as confidence to take on your artistic pursuit!

Don’t ever be ashamed for not knowing; instead, be ashamed for not taking the steps to learn.

Use the momentum and excitement you gain when watching an instructional video to create your own – simply that!

Thank you so much for taking the time to read! Feel free to comment, share, and subscribe for more daily tips below! Till next time.

Author: Bryan M. Waring

Bryan Waring is a graduate of USM's School of Music with a B.M. in Performance – Composition and is now attending Belmont University for a M.M. in Commercial Media – Composition & Arranging. During his time at USM, he studied violin with Dino Liva and composition with Dr. Daniel Sonenberg, as well as has premiered several pieces during the semiannual Composer's Ensemble concert series. In 2017, Bryan was a writer for the original musical theater work of "Molded By The Flow," directed by Paul Dresher and Rinde Eckert. Outside of school, Bryan has been involved with writing music for videogame developers at Portland's CI2 Lab, collaborating with the King Tide Party, and studying with Larry Groupé (Straw Dogs) in San Diego. Now living in Nashville. Along with composing, Bryan teaches music to children, receiving the Master Teacher Award for his work at ESF Camps; and does audio engineering for live ensembles. Besides talents in music, Bryan is a team-player in any competitive work environment; equipped with skills in leadership, organization, mathematics, creativity, communication, and managing. On the side, Bryan has worked as a model for several skilled artists in the New England area. Among his other accomplishments include obtaining the rank of Eagle Scout in April 2013 with a project of building a side parking area with guide rails for Webb Mountain Park in Monroe, CT.

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