I was wondering how the composers on here work on their craft.
Here's my approach:
So I write music everyday and the way I do it is I have a first music session where I give myself 30 minutes to come up with a new tune (sometimes with prompts like a picture or an idea but sometimes just improvising, starting with loops or random chord progressions).
When the timer goes off, that's it. I bounce the project and I'm off. I get back to it in later sessions, usually 15 or 30 minute sessions. I try to avoid working more than 30 minutes on a single project to keep my ears fresh.
I've had good results with this. Sometimes the first draft is surprisingly good and I barely touch it. Most of the time it's not great but has a few elements I can work with and develop at a later stage. Sometimes it's absolutely terrible and there's nothing I can salvage! :)
What do you think? Would that work for you or do you go about it a completely different way?