#1
I'm curious to know what personal action you take when you (or your band) decide it's time to write a full-length album.

I'm asking because I've never saw this question here on UG and I'd really like to see some outside opinions.

So tell me, do you think up a concept? Do you just write as things come to you? What are your restrictions? What are your limitations? Plain and simple, what do YOU do?
#3
I write songs like I normally would, than once I have a lot of good songs, I record them.

The added step for a concept album is I write all the songs around one general theme.

NO restrictions, NO limitations. I don't even worry about genre anymore, I just write and play.

EDIT:
Quote by wizards?
1. Write songs
2. Record
3. Put them in order
4. Release

Lather, rinse, repeat.

Bingo
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Last edited by CPDmusic at Jul 9, 2011,
#4
Get a couple hookers, some booze, some other illicit substances. Drink booze. Snort illicit substance. Kill hookers. Pass out. Wake up and write a goddam song.
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#5
We usually start by writing songs. And then it gets kinda crazy...we put them in a good order.
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#6
I drink virgin blood, then I say my prayers to the all mighty god Ciki, then I get an album.
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#7
write one song, improvise over song, repeat about 5 times, make demo.

Thats as far as ive ever gotten.
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#8
Quote by wizards?
1. Write songs
2. Record
3. Put them in order
4. Release

Lather, rinse, repeat.

Yup.


#9
Here's my process:

1. Randomly open up my DAW, which DAW I choose depends on the genre of music. I'll just go with FL Studio for now.

2. Look blankly at the empty FL Studio for about 20 minutes

3. Make chord progression

(Possible step: 3.5 Write the rest of the song and release it on Soundcloud)

4. Delete chord progression because I don't like it

5. Repeat step 3

6. Make a verse or chorus

7. Get excited and save it

8. Look blankly at the song data for 20 minutes

9. Close FL Studio and say I'll do something with it later

10. Forget about it for about a month.

11. Remember it, open it up and listen to it.

12. Think how awesome it sounds

13. Stare blankly into DAW for 20 minutes

14. Repeat from step 9


I'm still at step 14, one of these days I'll be finished.
Last edited by NothingRocks at Jul 9, 2011,
#10
Quote by NothingRocks
Here's my process:

1. Randomly open up my DAW, which DAW I choose depends on the genre of music. I'll just go with FL Studio for now.

2. Look blankly at the empty FL Studio for about 20 minutes

3. Make chord progression

(Possible step: 3.5 Write the rest of the song and release it on Soundcloud)

4. Delete chord progression because I don't like it

5. Repeat step 3

6. Make a verse or chorus

7. Get excited and save it

8. Look blankly at the song data for 20 minutes

9. Close FL Studio and say I'll do something with it later

10. Forget about it for about a month.

11. Remember it, open it up and listen to it.

12. Think how awesome it sounds

13. Stare blankly into DAW for 20 minutes

14. Repeat from step 9


I'm still at step 14, one of these days I'll be finished.

Thanks for actually answering the question...