Stuck in songwriting posted by
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|Sometimes I get stuck in my songwriting. I think all of us do. Here are some things I do to get unstuck:|
1) Listen to Music I haven't heard before.
2) Go to a "word a day" website to grab a random word/idea.
3) Read some poems for a paraphrase/sideways leap for a particularly pretty phrase.
4) Pick a random word. Find a thesaurus - do a random five-step jump through the thesaurus. Find an alliterative word for the one you've ended up with.
5) Use a list of quotes.
6) Look in Sheila Davis' "Songwriter's Idea Book" for ideas.
7) Follow the other Musician.
1) Write obliquely - write the song directly and then write in metaphor about what's happening in the song.
That's a quick list off the top of my head. Anyone got others?
Now if there were only some way to make melodies/underlying chord changes easier to generate...
|Edited by anonymous on February 4, 2012 @ 8:46 am|
It comes naturally for me, some days I can try for hours, other days I write it in 5 to 10 min! Thats me )
|Musical ideas can come from unsual places,I got an idea for a song,|
from reading a book about South America. Once you feel the flow,trust
the direction you're going in. You can listen to it later,to find out if it
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