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Where is your favorite place to create music?

  1. msLarayne profile image72
    msLarayneposted 5 years ago

    Where is your favorite place to create music?

  2. Sir Dragon profile image60
    Sir Dragonposted 5 years ago

    As a jazz soloist, I can say it happens more often when I'm in my practice studio alone and playing over chord changes; but as a song and lyric composer, it sometimes happen right before I awake form a deep sleep. I would usually get up with a song in my head and scramble for the nearest paper to write the melody down.

  3. Lorne Hemmerling profile image90
    Lorne Hemmerlingposted 5 years ago

    If I am improvising, it would be my teaching room. If I am composing, it can be anywhere. A couple of things I have read over the years have really stuck with me. Mariah Carey would call her own phone number from her cell, and sing a melody that popped into her head into her answering machine, so as to not forget it. THIS is very important for a songwriter. Some of the best ideas can vanish in an instant. Best to get them down somewhere before they do. There is a quote from Keith Richards in his book…. 'everything is a song'. This is so true. A couple arguing, kids talking, politicians ranting about something…..lyrical inspiration!

    1. msLarayne profile image72
      msLarayneposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Yes! I love when I come up with a great idea on the go.  Although one time it happened while I was driving and I almost didn't know what the heck to do with myself lol

  4. Doc Snow profile image96
    Doc Snowposted 5 years ago

    I really have two:  as an improviser, in an ensemble with musicians that I know and enjoy playing with; as a composer, anyplace more or less quiet (or even with non-tonal noise, like cafeterias or street corners.)

    Although there's musical fun to be had in front of the computer, too!

    By the way--love the question!

    1. msLarayne profile image72
      msLarayneposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks! And good answer, I've gotta have minimal tonal noise as well.

  5. fsavidge profile image79
    fsavidgeposted 5 years ago

    To me it doesn't matter whether it is in a church, the street or anywhere else as long as my dear wife is there to supply the vocals.

    1. msLarayne profile image72
      msLarayneposted 5 years agoin reply to this


  6. John Sarkis profile image84
    John Sarkisposted 5 years ago

    I don't compose anymore.  But when I did, I used to love to be near water - especially lakes, but oceans and forests as well.

  7. starsofeight profile image61
    starsofeightposted 5 years ago

    In my easy chair, with my feet up, in front of my computer. smile

  8. Laura Schneider profile image93
    Laura Schneiderposted 4 years ago

    In my living room (that's where my grand piano is--and it's not very portable LOL). Sometimes I'll sing in my car and come up with something good, but that's rare. Usually it's just improvising at the piano, or playing existing music if by "create" you include "making" and "interpreting" music in addition to "composing new/unique stuff".