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11 Simple Ways to Stay Productive When You're Not Feeling Creative

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You grab your instrument and sit down, ready to create. You play a chord — it doesn’t feel right. You sing a note — you’re not feeling it. You start to make a beat — but the rhythm isn’t in your veins today.

This happens to every creative person. 

Even though creativity itself may be there — underneath the cobwebs or filters — sometimes you just don’t feel it. It’s asleep or out for a walk or hiding. 

So in this post, I’d like to share practical tips for staying productive and continuing to create even when you don’t feel creative. 

The Ultimate Guide to Purchasing Your First Mic

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The microphone world is drenched with options. Should you get a condenser or a dynamic mic? What pickup pattern should it have? How do you know which one fits your recording setup?

Lucky for you, I’ll answer all of those questions in this post. 

What 'Fundamental Frequencies' Have to Do With Recording a Great Song

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What are “fundamental frequencies”? And why are they important?

Great questions! Let me answer them. Here’s why you need to know about them in order to record a great song.

Why You Should Only Take Music Advice From Trusted Sources

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Why should you only take music-career advice from legit sources?

Because your music career depends on it, at least partially. If you get bad advice, you could end up wasting years of your life chasing a facet of your music career that wasn’t working and was never going to work. 

And that leads us to the question, “What are these reliable sources you speak of?”

And that’s what I’d like to help with. I’ll go through the different categories of being a DIY musician and point you to some things I’ve found super helpful.

You Can Make a Professional Song with $0

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This article originally appeared on Soundfly.

 

It’s true. You can make a song that can hang with Charlie Puth’s or Avicii’s on a Spotify playlist. And you don’t have to spend a single penny.

That’s right, I said no money. Zippity. Nada. $0. Here’s how you can do it.