How To Beat Writer’s Block – Tip #19

Sometimes, what might be stopping you from beginning to write an amazing piece is that you are overwhelmed by what to write. Will it be a symphony, a pop hit, an EDM banger, a brass quartet..?

What might help is engrossing yourself in the genre or style you want to write. Meaning, constantly listening to that kind of music, watching videos about it, and reading books. Having your environment around you be that narrow pathway of music you want to write will encourage you to overcome the writer block and compose.

Think about this. Will a person who live in a town of only fast food venture out to eat healthy? Most likely not, because that person’s environment is basically a pathways to eating greasy foods.

By limiting your listening to a specific genre, watching videos, and reading about it – you will be pushed more into writing that piece you’ve wanted to for a long time.

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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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