Steven Wilson: Common Songwriting Mistake 



Steven Wilson: Common Songwriting Mistake


“Nowadays, with so much music being written on the computer, we’ve lost that natural push and pull that an ensemble and a band will have if they’re playing outside of a tempo map. A lot of modern music tends to get stuck in that single tempo across the duration of a piece of music.” –Steven Wilson (Porcupine Tree)



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Steven Wilson’s tempo hack:

  1. write song with tempo track
  2. record without tempo track
  3. analyze natural push & pull
  4. create "natural" tempo map
  5. re-record with "natural" map



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