Next 100 Days of Songwriting starts September 7th, 2019.
This is my first 100 day challenge. What do I do?
Do some act of songwriting every day for 100 days and share it with the group. Lyrics (sung or spoken), instrumental, and beats are all welcome. Some people upload audio snippets of their work, others type up lyrics, take of a photos, or post a link from youtube or sound cloud. If you have a sound cloud account or Youtube, feel free to post a link of your work.
Post recent work. This is not a place for polished songs to promote yourself or get feedback. There are plenty of other groups for that.
In order to ensure that this is a safe place for everyone to explore their craft we all agree to some basic ground rules for participation. Please read through them all. Then decide if this group is a good fit for you.
Creating Your Own Rule
I encourage you to make a rule for yourself. It’s not required, but having some limits might make it feel less daunting.
For example, my first 100 day rule was to either record 4 bars of instrumental music, or one lyric line. I liked that okay, but then I found myself spending 4 hours on 4 bars of music. I couldn’t sustain that. I have a 3 year old. So I changed it to a time limit of 20 minutes. So far that seems to work better for my situation.
It might be totally different for you. Be easy on yourself and change it if it’s not working. It could be as little as thinking about a song and posting, “hey I thought about a song idea today”. Or it could be writing an entire song every day. Come up with something you think you can commit to for 100 days, and don’t worry if you overcommit.
My hope is to make this as fun and nurturing of an experience as possible. Use your best judgement with all of this and don’t hesitate to reach out for clarification or moderation help: firstname.lastname@example.org