When I started dedicating myself to being actively engaged in my music again a couple year’s ago, I lost my steam too quickly. It was not a matter of writer’s block, it was more of a list of excuses and endless distractions.
So after getting involved in Landmark training, I am getting going because I now have a commitment to making music that will move and inspire others. Within this commitment, I will be sharing my music and taking action to get my music out there instead of hoarding it to myself.
To any other musicians out there playing in your basement and thinking that no one really needs to hear what you are doing, think again. Someone out there will appreciate what you are doing so I encourage you to get active too!
One step of action I took, was joining the Savvy Music Academy and working through the steps of using the resources available in today’s new music industry. Check it out and take a look for yourself. If anything, it just will get you moving and start you on a journey of action!
Join Savvy Music Academy and get moving on your next project!
Visualization Exercise. This week I was reading about how Albert Enstein conducted his experiements inside of his mind. I need to spend more time inside my mind “listening.” There are so many tunes, melodies and lyrics dancing around in my mind, just waiting to be released. In such a noisy, busy world it is important to take the time to think, allowing new ideas to birth.
I suppose if you cannot remember a verse to a song you wrote, maybe the verse isn’t worth remembering. I have looked everywhere for my notes (I wrote it back in 2003). So I suppose it is time to write a new verse. Now I have to find the emotional place a I was when I wrote the song. I was dealing with guilt over decisions I had made in my past and was inspired through a bible study group when we were studying Isaiah 61″
New International Version (NIV)
3 and provide for those who grieve in Zion— to bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of joy instead of mourning, and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair. They will be called oaks of righteousness, a planting of the Lord for the display of his splendor.
Grace is a gift I don’t Deserve
Your love has set me free
When I saw your arms opened wide
I came running
I am your child brand new
Changing becoming like you
All the ashes of the past are blown away
Only your reflection remains
Often there is some kind of resonating theme bleating underneath the uncarved rock. As pieces of rock are carved away the sounds become more evident and the music begins to take shape and form. Today I decided to work within a chord progression and to my surprise a reoccurring theme that had once plagued me reemerged within a new rhythm with a different feel. I didn’t realize I was revisiting an old idea when I was trying to do something new! I will continue to chip away at this idea and see what emerges beneath the surface.
Sharing my songs is like sharing pieces of my soul. Looking back at lyrics I have written, they touch moments in my life and bring the memories back vividly. When I close my eyes and sing I am time traveling inside my mind. As I write new songs I’m capturing feelings and moments of today. This is more than a picture, because the words and music came from my soul. I wonder will my lyrics and music resonate with someone else’s experiences…