I'm too perfectionist and spend 6 months - 1 year in avarage to complete songs. Am I alone? Hey,

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Aloysius
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Post Sun Sep 08, 2019 1:42 pm

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Hi-de-Hi!

seangm
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Re: I'm too perfectionist and spend 6 months - 1 year in avarage to complete songs. Am I alone? Hey,

Post Sun Sep 08, 2019 2:04 pm

I was the same way for a long time and have just started finally speeding things up a bit in the past year or 2. Pretty normal way to start I think.

datroof
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Re: I'm too perfectionist and spend 6 months - 1 year in avarage to complete songs. Am I alone? Hey,

Post Thu Sep 12, 2019 2:05 pm

dasen wrote:
Fri Sep 06, 2019 2:12 am
Hey,

I can create the initial backbone and structure of the song in a few hours but then end up spending 6 months - 1 year on average to complete songs. Fine-tuning, removing, adding parts and tweaking sounds until I'm happy with the result.

I'm a perfectionist. Am I alone? How do I become better at not falling into perfectionism traps and finish songs faster?
Try to pay attention to what things are really taking the most time. Then work on short-cuts, and how to tighten things up - if needed. There's nothing necessarily wrong with being a perfectionist, or taking ages to finish a song (or any other form of art, for that matter). But it is nice to know how to work fast, so you have that option.

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