Today brings another songwriting challenge with big constraints.
It includes three steps:
1- pick a song you like, ?
2- map out the arrangement and instrumentation of that song, ?
3- fill in the blanks with your own music. ?
Having an arrangement to work around is really helpful to get started but, of course, you're 100% free to break out of that box once you've found your creative flow ?
Have fun with this and feel free to share your work with us in the comments!
PS: see steps 3 & 4 in these three case studies for illustrations of arrangement and instrumentation mapping.