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Aces38 / John Henderson 1mo+6dy ago
I asked this question attached to my song Sun Returns but it's really a more general question. I'm trying to figure out how to manage competing ideas. Like, what do you do if you get two ideas you like but after accepting them, realize that they don't work together? (This happens to me all the time even with my own writing.) Do you un-accept one? Or is that when you create a spin-off? Can you change an accepted idea into a spin-off? Or should I just keep everything as an idea until all parts are submitted? Sometimes a great part just doesn't work in the context of the other parts as they fill in... great bass suddenly doesn't work when a drum pattern is added, great guitar lead doesn't work when keyboard lead is added, something like that. I don't want to hurt anyone's feeling or annoy anyone, so I could use some help figuring out what the standard on Kompoz is for handling this.


   

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Redfish   commented 1mo+6dy ago


Hi John, you are not alone ... we all experience this. Everyone has different ways of doing something about it ... I dont think there is a STANDARD way of dealing with it. You mentioned spin-offs .... good choice. But really depends on the circumstances. Be open and talk about it with your collaborators ... always the best way ... find the best solution for each particular time it occurs. I'm sure you will get a lot of other responses and viewpoints, but the fact that you are thinking about it means you care ... so thats the best starting point.

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Chris1970   commented 1mo+5dy ago


Well said, and well answered, from both of you (thumbs up) I think I said on my bio, that if you except me and then change your mind, I would completely understand, "no hurt feelings here" I don't normally stamp my feet and cry, for a unhealthy amount of time : )

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Aces38   commented 1mo+5dy ago


Thanks Tony and Chris, that helps a lot! I also got the same sorts of replies when I asked the question attached to my song. What a great community! I'm looking forward to contributing to other people's songs in the same spirit.

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Chris1970   commented 1mo+5dy ago


Welcome to the site John I love it here, and have found nothing but very cool musicians and editors. just loving music and helping or creating ! (will be looking out for your input) !

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Froz   commented 1mo+5dy ago


Hej John.Welcome to Kompoz. I think you are on the right track by being so considerate from the get-go. In my experience, everybody will be happy to retrack if suddenly something does not fit as the project progress. As mentioned below honesty and openness are keys . If some have their egos dented then perhaps it is not worth collaborating with them. Now, if someone proposes a new idea which you think sounds better than something already accepted , that s a tricky one. Personally, i value persons who stick to the first choices and i usually do not propose drums for example if another drummer´s idea has been already accepted unless i am specifically asked by the project owner. Usually, i also ask the project owner to inform the other guy .

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Aces38   commented 1mo+5dy ago


Hi Frederic, thanks for the welcome! What you say makes a lot of sense. From what I've seen so far, open communication works well here. The people I've interacted with are very chill and easy to talk to. I'm working on a singer-songwriter song right now that might not suit you, but I have some other songs I'm going to ask for collaborators on that need drums... maybe I can hit you up and see if you're interested when I upload them? Cheers, John

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Froz   commented 1mo+4dy ago


Of course John. Anytime. If you need some acoustic drums for your project , just hit me up ! Take care