Compose Something Every Day

Here’s a great tip from fellow composer Jeffrey P. Fisher. Be sure to sign up for his free weekly music business success tips:

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The best way to make sure you get the most from your talent is to use it. So, write a piece of music every day. This doesn’t need to be extravagant or even complete, rather just put your first thoughts down on paper, HDD, disc, etc. Make composing part of your daily routine. Not everything you do will be “good”, but the exercise will yield some bits and pieces that you can later turn into something special.

Too many people believe they must be in a creative mood to compose. It’s infinitely easier to procrastinate than to just start working. I fall prey to this distraction occasionally myself. But I’ve learned to work through it. You can’t be seduced by this unfortunate behavior either. You must banish those “ifs” and “buts” and start writing. That’s the key. Just begin and see where it takes you.

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One comment

  1. Bruce

    Just came across your post, it is funny as I set my self a piece a day challenge and I can really say it is one of the best things I have every done, plus it became part of my daily routine. I discovered that when you set yourself a time limit and have to have something uploaded everyday, it really really focuses the mind.

    I can’t stress how important it was for me to do this and I feel it helped so much. I am now doing a piece a week until Christmas, but I am thinking that I will start with the piece a day again after xmas.

    You can see what I am doing at my site here