revision, alteration, culling
The editing process comes into play in many areas of musical composition. An initial melody or lyric might be changed to accommodate later developments, for example, or an arrangement or orchestration might be changed to improve flow or impact.
The Editing Card refers to making changes in order to maintain the focus, integrity, and rhythm of whats at hand. There is often an element of culling involved, of tossing out what is not necessary. Successful editing requires a keen, unattached intuition, and a continual recalling of intent.
The editing process -- the rewrite, the spit and polish, the tweak -- can be essential at certain points, but not at every point. It can be deadly, for example, if engaged too early in the creative process. If the need to edit arises unconsciously -- from anxiety or as a reaction, for instance -- it can lead to a loss of focus or center.
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