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What can a composer do in order to get more inspiration for writing?

  1. ComposerGoneWild profile image80
    ComposerGoneWildposted 5 years ago

    What can a composer do in order to get more inspiration for writing?

  2. Pauline Davenport profile image60
    Pauline Davenportposted 5 years ago

    Live a full life and draw from life experiences- great love, great suffering or sorrow.
    Meditate daily to clear the mind
    Practice, play and listen to great composers
    Practice play and listen to favourite composers.
    Practice and compose with friends of like mind
    Most of all, be  yourself
    Think that's it

    1. ComposerGoneWild profile image80
      ComposerGoneWildposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      That was beautiful.  I have never really learned to meditate.  I bet it would help me a lot.

  3. Learn2WriteSongs profile image77
    Learn2WriteSongsposted 5 years ago

    The best thing you can do is just show up. Make an appointment with yourself on a regular basis.  This time is set aside specifically for composing music.  Start with a musical phrase of 3-5 notes.  Then play with those notes, modifying the musical phrase.  Try these techniques...

    1) Repeat the phrase
    2) Raise the pitch of the phase
    3) Lower the pitch of the phrase
    4) Invert the notes
    5) Play the notes in reverse order

    1. ComposerGoneWild profile image80
      ComposerGoneWildposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Some wise council there!  Making an appointment with myself each day for composing is a great idea.  Also, I like some of these other ideas you posted as well.  Thank you!  I will have to take a look at them again and try them out.  Thanks!

  4. chef-de-jour profile image99
    chef-de-jourposted 5 years ago

    Creative people of all disciplines usually have a need to stir their already sensitised emotions. Just being alive is enough sometimes!! All the events that we witness directly or indirectly can have an effect, from which a melody or a few notes emerge. Human psychology and all its myriad workings can be a source of ideas.

    Contact with nature is often a time of enlightenment - walk into a sunset, be amongst a flock of birds, sit on a cliff top, walk through a wood..see a young creature, see a dead creature. The mystery of beauty and decay is a universal theme.

    Books are another. Read a poem, a short story and who knows what might be created as a result?

    1. ComposerGoneWild profile image80
      ComposerGoneWildposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Those are some really good ideas!  I think I will try a few of them!  Thanks!!!  smile

 
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