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101 Songwriting Wrongs and How to Right Them by Pete Luboff, Pat Luboff

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CAN’T STOP NOW

Don’t continue to work when the session is going badly

Let’s say you’ve done your homework. You’ve planned and prepared your demo recording session. You’ve hired the musicians and the vocalist. You’ve supplied them all with rough demos of the songs, and you’ve given them an idea of the kind of feel you want. You plan to record three songs, so you’ve booked the studio for three hours to record the instrumental tracks. The musicians arrive in the studio on time, and you go right to work.

The session starts off fine, and you’re happy with the way things are going. After two hours, you realize you only have one song down and two to go with less than half the time left. You start to panic and get impatient with the inevitable ...

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