Tag archives for Creativity
December 20th, 2019 by Michael Gorman
March 27th, 2018 by John Pape
Inspiration can hit at any point, and anything can be inspiring—people, nature, books, travel, sadness, a melancholy mood, or even your own thoughts. Without inspiration, you cannot be creative, and if you’re not creative, you cannot write an original piece.
Sometimes, it can be hard for an artist to look for inspiration. Thus, you need to figure out how to boost your ability to inspire and be inspired.
March 15th, 2018 by Anthony Bergs
The following steps can be used in nearly any creative activity especially in the songwriting creative process. It is a basic road map to follow that will provide greater clarity in the creation of your next song.
Identify the Topic
The beginning of the the creative process requires that you pinpoint the main topic want to express. As a artist you want to express your ideas, beliefs and thought to your audience. Having a clear picture of the topic makes it easier to come up with viable working ideas. (more…)
February 27th, 2018 by Lori Wade
A song is a pleasing way of expressing one’s thoughts and feelings. Words stringing together, dancing with each other forming a note, a tune, that one can go on listening to it on loop. Everyone has ideas, and all they are looking for is a platform to share their thoughts. At first, the ideas just flow through. After giving out all the intuitional ideas, it is natural to be left out with the conscience reasoning only. And that is when you actually go out and find inspiration for your song.
December 26th, 2017 by Lori Wade
Creative songwriting is the first and most crucial step to a successful songwriting and music career. However, despite around 30,000 new songwriters coming up each year, writing a song with incredible lyrics and melodies can be quite challenging. Even with years of experience, you might find yourself going through writer’s block at one point. The good news is that there are so many sources of inspiration out there that could help you back to your game. Here are a few tips on how to boost your songwriting creativity and inspiration:
November 28th, 2017 by Glen Parry
There is nothing more annoying than sitting down to write some music and you end up having no idea of what to write or get stuck somewhere in the middle. Such a scenario can drain the life out of you. Sometimes, you could be having the ideas but as you work on them, they bore you somewhere in the middle and this goes on days, weeks and even months.
You may start to think that you’ve lost your magic touch. Well, that may not be the case. It’s just the usual writer’s block. Here are 5 of the best ways to overcome writer’s block : (more…)
November 1st, 2017 by Darren Perkins
Struggling with writer’s block? Don’t get discouraged. To overcome writer’s block is something that every musician has to deal with. The good news is there are many different ways to push through the feeling of being stuck.
Each person will have a few different tricks they find work best. I’ll provide you with the 5 most common methods of blasting through writer’s block so you can turn out that next chart topper! (more…)
February 12th, 2017 by Nicole Lewis
Writing songs is usually a personal process. What works for you may not work for others, which is why most composers write their song. Writing songs is the process of discovering sound, melody, and lyrics that harmoniously complement each other. With this in mind, here are 10 tips on composing music: (more…)
January 14th, 2017 by John Pape
Either you are writing sad songs about love, or some songs about happiness, you need make the right song structure. You can add emotional impact to your songs with the right lyrics, using deep and emotional lyrics at all times.
You have to make your listeners feel the way you do. Drawing your listeners into an experience is one of the best things you can do these days. This will allow you to get what you want in no time. Make your listeners hear what you are hearing, feel what you are feeling, and almost touch what you are touching. They should be involved in the situation without even think about it. Your focus should be on the use of physical senses to get what you want. Your listeners should take in a lot of images. This will allow them to better understand what you mean. Your listeners should identify with you as much as you can. (more…)
September 28th, 2013 by John Pape
Decide for which target audience when you write music for your song
If you write a music only for yourself, you are not limited in your self- expression. But if you are composing music for other people, it should be understandable for them also. For example, the songs in a rock style won’t be accepted by a large number of elderly people, while tracks in chanson style will be pleasant for them. (more…)
February 22nd, 2013 by John Pape
Songwriting is a creative activity. Sometimes songwriters need a shot of motivation to get creative juices flowing. Here is a list of 19 ways to improve songwriting creativity when writing your next song.
1) Make Lists
Lists are great ways to come up with ideas. And can be the first step to improve songwriting creativity. In the case of songwriting, you can start a list of words and ideas that relate to the song you are working on. Lists can also morph in to process by listing various tasks and placing them in sequential order. Songwriting is a process and a list can help keep you on track.
2) Carry a Notebook Everywhere
You never know when an idea will strike. You could be anywhere and a great song title or song concept will jump out at you. If you have a notebook handy it is a simple task to open it up and write it down. Now you don’t have to rely on your memory to hold that idea. Open your notebook later and you will have your ideas ready to work on. (more…)
January 24th, 2013 by John Pape
Many successful songs are written with a team of songwriters. It is very rare to find someone who writes alone. Collaboration provides a powerful synergy that helps create better songs. This is why you need to be a better collaborator. Taking the time and effort with this skill will pay dividend in these areas artistic, profession as well as social skills. These ideas can be used on a daily basis even outside the realm of artistic endeavors. Here are some tips on how to be a better songwriting collaborator: (more…)
October 10th, 2012 by John Pape
Songwriting 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…)
Writing a song can be a rewarding experience. Here are three songwriting ideas that will help you write better songs. They are simple and easy to execute. Your comments and feedback is much appreciated. Let’s get start exploring the development of songwriting ideas.