If you’ve been writing music for a while, chances are you’ve got a back catalogue of unfinished tracks that are laying to waste…
Or rather than a back catalogue, perhaps it’s a graveyard of unfinished loops.
Either way, when we’ve hit a wall with our music or we’re in need of some inspiration, it can be tempting to return to these tracks to get them finished for good.
And while shifting your focus from your current work to your older work can offer a number of opportunities, it also brings with it a bunch of pitfalls that can seriously derail your creativity…
So in this episode, I’m discussing how to dust off your hard drive the right way and revisit those ideas that never reached the finish line (or never even got out of the blocks!), so that when you dial back the clock on your music, you don’t simultaneously dial back the clock on your progress.
Let’s dive in!
- If you are still growing (less than a year into your creative journey), keep facing forward.
- Bringing your old way of working up to speed with your current one can be time-consuming, messy and overwhelming.
- Use old work as a place to grab ideas and samples to kickstart new projects, rather than waste time making the old project ‘better’.
- “If you spend too long looking in your rearview mirror, you’ll crash.”
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