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ttf_Andrew Meronek
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Post by ttf_Andrew Meronek » Wed Apr 26, 2017 4:15 am

I'm normally more of a night owl, especially when it comes to playing gigs and such, but lately I've found that as far as cranking out written music, I seem to be more productive in the morning. Has anyone else experienced this?

I do remember reading somewhere the Beethoven was more of a morning writer . . . Image
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Post by ttf_M.R.Tenor » Mon May 22, 2017 9:30 am

Research has been done that shows for whatever reason we seem to have a limited number of conscious decisions that we can make in a day before getting mentally exhausted. This is why a lot of people of power like to delegate a lot of their daily schedule, and more generally why sticking to a schedule comes easier for many people, because you don't have to expend effort to decide what you need to do next, reserving higher order thinking for things of priority.

Here's a nice, short, non factual article from a site filled with ads that says it differently.

https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/244395


I can't remember where I heard about this originally, but it's a big thing in managing stress and anxiety if you have to be active in tons of decisions a day, eg. parenting, and management.

Could be that writing music isn't as natural for you as gigging, and requires more hard decision making. For a performance, it's just playing.





On the other hand,



Beethoven was slightly alcoholic...


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Post by ttf_Matt K » Mon May 22, 2017 9:48 am

I'm the same way, if I'm up early its a productive day. If I'm not, its just a normal day.  Try to get up at 4AM to get stuff done but that definitely hasn't happened the last week with allergies and taking antihistamines. I'm a walking zombie for the tail end of May
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Post by ttf_Geezerhorn » Mon May 22, 2017 10:05 am

I have my hardest and best play/practice sessions in the morning, after coffee, etc. Lol Even though I might get 12 hours of rest in-between my morning and my late evening sessions, I still do better in the morning. It's the sleep thing, I think. It clears the brain and rejuvenates the body.

Mornings are always the most voluntarily active times for me, even though I may have forced activity later in the day. My mornings are so active that I love a 1-hour nap mid-afternoon. If I could just freeze my life so that this time period would last a LOT longer, that would be very nice.

But do how you roll the best! There is no right or wrong, as long as you are healthy, happy and productive.

...Geezer
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Post by ttf_Ellrod » Mon May 22, 2017 10:44 am

Morning. The body is rested and the mind is clear.

By late afternoon/early evening, I'm running out of gas.
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Post by ttf_Woolworth » Mon May 22, 2017 11:21 am

ALL of my best work happens before 9:00 am.  I feel my most creative when I get up, usually around 5:30.  By 9:00 I'm done writing for the day, and I start on household chores.  After lunch I practice (which usually involves simple "maintenance" playing, unless I have a specific gig to focus on).  After that, I will spend time reviewing the morning's work or extracting parts (which doesn't require much creativity).  Evenings are for relaxing unless I have a gig, which is rare, because I generally don't accept evening work.  I leave that to the young'uns, plus I don't like to be on the road at night if I can avoid it.  My band does most of its work on weekend afternoons.  Once in a while we do an evening gig.  These are tough for my because I'm usually in bed by 10:00.  We played 8-11 on Saturday night, I didn't get home until 12:30 am, and I'm still not recovered!

By contrast, my 76-year-old bandleader friend keeps what he calls "musician's hours", which for him means sleeping until 2:00 or 3:00 pm, gigging until midnight or 1:00 am, then writing until 5:00 or 6:00 am.
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Post by ttf_Dukesboneman » Fri Jun 30, 2017 7:59 am

When I`m writing , I find that I get much more creative and productive if I write in the morning. Before the "Real World" of music , noise, sounds etc begin to filter in .

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Post by ttf_Dukesboneman » Fri Jun 30, 2017 7:59 am

When I`m writing , I find that I get much more creative and productive if I write in the morning. Before the "Real World" of music , noise, sounds etc begin to filter in .

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