Step 1) Become calmly focused in the moment you are in now
A good first step
Before you begin to write a song, or perform it, it’s always a good idea to ensure you have all of your • intention and • attention calmly focused in the moment you are in, or in other words in your own Present Time, and completely on what you are going to compose or perform right now. When you can do that, it becomes easier to just be where you are and compose and perform Great Songs.
Getting your complete intention and attention calmly focused on what you are composing/performing right now, is just as vital as breathing is for your body.
Music is communication using sounds.
Lyrics are communication using sounds also.
The free online course mentioned below has been tested and shown it can directly help you get calmly focused.
Conditional: It is not recommended you do the free online course linked to below and its accompanying exercises, unless you feel a genuine and willing interest to do so, as they demand a high level of personal participation you may not be used to.
Practical Exercises for Step 1)
1) Watch • this video and then grab a friend or family member and have them watch the video as you will need someone to do the free online course with, which is linked to under the YouTube video screen. Emphasis is on doing the exercises detailed in that course, each to their own exact stated result.
2) Once you have completed the free online course with its exercises, write down how you can apply what you have learned to your own Songwriting and Performing.
You should also now have a certainty that a song is ideally a two-way communication (back and forth) and not just one-way, that contains musical sounds that have a message that you consciously intend into your listeners so they instantly feel the inspiration, message and emotion that you, or whoever composed it, used to create the song with.
BONUS: when you achieve the purpose of the above mentioned exercises you may experience of sense of separateness from things you felt stuck to, or, even feel more yourself.
Being and living in the moment you are in now
Writing and performing GREAT SONGS demands a unique level of self discipline, and the underlying strength of that discipline is being calmly focused on what you are composing or performing with zero thoughts about anything else or being somewhere else.
It has been described in sports as “getting in the zone”, and in other activities as “getting focused”, “living in the moment”, or “being in the now”. Years ago it was simply called “total concentration”.
The Ultimate Experience of YOU
You’ll know when you experience the real YOU. It’s unmistakable, just like when you meet an old friend you haven’t seen in a long time but immediately know its them, despite appearances to the contrary, The above exercises will help achieve that welcome experience.
Some may already be that focused, and are ready to compose.
The point is having all of your intention and attention calmly focused on what you are doing right now can make it easier to use your existing creative abilities, and more likely to discover a new one.
If you discover a new creative ability, include it within your calm focus too. It speeds up the normal transition period of taking a newly discovered ability and making it completely your own.
All the above info applies to performing as well.
♦ Intensifying your calm focus in the moment you are in right now means YOU are more here and now, and ensures your audience hears YOU much clearer and what you want to tell them, whether through your voice, your instrument, or both. You develop more of a certainty that what you are communicating is totally your OWN viewpoint.
♦ You’ll increase your chances of finding what you are looking for while composing a song if you are completely being in the exact moment you are in right now.
♦ Sincere and real communication blended into a great song is always a welcome visitor.
♦ You’ll find it is a natural progression once you become calmly focused in the moment you are in right now to like yourself a lot more, and audiences will feel the same way about you and your song. It’s MAGICAL.