Category: Song Writing
Coffee Croon and Cranium – C&C Week 9
Another week of croons. And the unveiling of the now freshly christened, Sir Jack Cranian.
The rituals of listening to music and how they make you feel
There’s much more to music, than the music itself. The sound we hear is just the container for the emotions and feelings it conveys. Music is like religion. It gives meaning, often to thoughts and emotions that are confusing, difficult to reconcile or too complex to convey into words alone.
Collaboration – Method 1: Chain letter composition
Collaboration is the key to finding your creative community. Here’s a low impact technique to start collaborating, not only to create interesting pieces, but to build a network of musical friends.
Song Writing: Inspiration – the anthropological approach
Lacking internal inspiration, you will need to find somewhere public where you feel comfortable to be a fly on the wall. With eyes and ears open it should be quite easy to make a few observations, overhear a few words and uncover a gem that you can polish and turn into a song.
Song Writing – Lost your inspiration? Try a change of scene
Routine is an important part of maintaining your productivity. But sometimes that routine becomes the very problem that is stopping you from getting fresh insight.
Song Writing – Journalling and the benefits of hindsight
At the moment, I have been finding it harder and harder to come up with fresh lyric ideas in my song writing sessions. This isn’t always the case, but sometimes circumstances conspire to make me feel like I’m trying to get fresh water from a muddy well. For this reason […]