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5 Useful Techniques to Unleash Creativity

January 16th, 2017 by

5 Useful Techniques to Unleash Creativity
Every creative person knows the pain of writer’s block, when they just can’t write a single word or note of music. Songwriters can find it particularly difficult, when their muse seems to have gone on vacation! So they wait and wait for her to return … but it seems as though she never will. But there’s good news for them: creativity is a skill that you can train yourself to acquire. Here’s you will learn 5 Useful Techniques to Unleash Creativity:

1) Bring different ideas together

Often we try to be too logical and only connect things that make sense. So you would write about falling in love with a person, because that’s what you do in real life. But what about falling in love with a flower, the sky, or your favorite meal? It’s the popular management-speak of “thinking outside the box”; moving away from the obvious connections can give you some amazing ideas and produce compelling lyrics.

There are also other ways of awakening your creative mind than just sitting down and trying to write lyrics. Improvised comedy workshops can be immensely helpful in encouraging your creativity, because you have to constantly and quickly come up with ideas. In improv, the craziest things are put together, because that’s what’s amusing – and you’ll soon find that outside the workshops you’re able to come up with lots of ideas that you can use for your creative work. (more…)

Using Creativity Techniques to Write Your Song

January 24th, 2013 by

Creativity Techniques Guitar ChordSongwriting is a creative endeavor. As such creativity techniques need to be applied when you develop your songs. These techniques will help you find new and innovative ideas. We are going to go through the process in a step by step fashion.

It is important in the creative songwriting process to have plenty of ideas. What are some of the ways to go about getting ideas for songs? Let’s take a look at three methods of getting ideas. (more…)

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  • Songwriter Tip:

    Here’s a tip to help you get started on your action plan. Along with setting a goal for the completion of your next song, set a goal for the first performance of your next song. This doesn’t need to be a grandiose event with a huge P.A., lights and everything. It could be as simple as an open mike night at your favorite coffeehouse, or a small party for your friends. After the performance, be sure to solicit feedback from the people that you know.