get your thinking faculty diluted! Memorizing too much of other artist work (as
a songwriter) could get you fixed, and nothing unique seems comes out. All that
you get is the mixture of the artist lyrics idea, plus your own join with the
day-day distractions, everything now leads to void lyrics senselessness.
Groups of people that
fall mostly into this trap are the new comers – beginner songwriter. Sometimes,
they have crammed a lot of other people’s ideas, directly or indirectly. The
word ‘Directly’ in the context, is when you deliberately do it, with the
believe of mentorship. And indirectly is when you listen all the time with the
mindset of enjoying the artist piece of work, and not learning stuffs.
We honestly need more
creative lyric works now in music industry. And the area that’s most new artist
missing it is the aspect of lyrics writing.
Most of the times, the
sound, chords, and beat are always brainy perfect.
In the view of media
programs featuring artist. Most songs that was featured fall victim of this emptiness
of lyrics, but as usual richness of sounds.
Of course, there is
nothing bad in flexing and enjoying your favorite artist and music. You need
only to listen differently, and not like people who have no intentions of going
to music in this present life.
Before, I analyze how
you should begin a new listening routine. Let’s talk about the few minute
before you start your song writing. An approach that guarantee uniqueness and
Here is the
Listen differently and with a mindset of
learning effects the artist uses
Reduce or eliminate, deliberate cramming
of artist lyrics (or verse). If it comes or sticks let it be on account of
natural level, not by a willing attitude.
Stay far from music few minute before
you set out to create, compose or make you own songs.
· Manage and control your feelings during
composition. It may hinder you from getting the song done on time (or even prevent
you permanently). Emotions during composition could be a trap if not controlled
carefully. Feeling in the sense that you stumbled on a tune (melody) and just
immediately you felt, that’s a cool tune, wow! It’s going to make a hit … and
the thought began expanding and you’re eventually keep repeating the sweet
point over and over again until the emotion
got replaced with something else (maybe overwhelming). From experience the next
time you picked that song, you may not feel the particular emotions again, and
you’ll get not interested again. That’s dangerous.
promised, here is how you should start a new listening habit. Every new
songwriter needs a lot of ideas, both from external and internal. However, in
order to make this approach resourceful for you now and the future…
the list of things to listen too in any songs:
creativity & uniqueness
that makes you say whoop!
words, phrases and clause that create certain effects in you (e.g. makes you
want to cry)
notes in the melody.
You need to learn and know the potholes before you
can avoid it. Critically analyze and listen
for creative ideas pays off in multiple folds. Share you approach to
songwriting in the comments below.