David Lingabee Songs & Songwriting

Step 8) How to compile your very own Songwriting Code–Part 14

 

 

How to get those musical ideas “out of your head”
Now you are going to review various ways of How to get those musical ideas out of your head and into the song you are composing.

Note: It is not recommended that you do any free online course linked to, or any exercises suggested as part of the compiling of your very own Songwriting Code unless you feel a genuine and willing interest to do them.
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1) Start with reviewing  Part 1 of this Section.

2) Then grab your recording device and sing a melody into it that you just thought up.

3) Then grab your instrument and play that melody you just thought up until you are satisfied it’s how you want it to sound.

4) Repeat the above until you are satisfied you can do this type of composing easily.

5)  Now think of a short melody and play it straight away on your instrument. Keep doing this until you can easily do it the way you want to and are satisfied you can.

 Then go over what you have written so far in your Songwriting Code and add, remove, or refine anything in it to show how you see it should be now.

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1) Now review Part 2 of this Section

2) Work out on paper in your own words a way to be kind to yourself while composing that makes sense to you.

3) Refine and simplify the wording you have written down so it communicates instantly to you with no second thought and you won’t forget doing it.

 Then go over what you have written so far in your Songwriting Code and add, remove, or refine anything in it to show how you see it should be now.

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1) Now review • Part 3 of this Section

2) Write down the different activities that tend to inspire you.

3) Choose and circle the one that inspires you the most, and figure out how you can do that activity more.

♦ Then go over what you have written so far in your Songwriting Code and add, remove, or refine anything in it to show how you see it should be now.

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Now reviewPart 4 of this Section

Then go over what you have written so far in your Songwriting Code and add, remove, or refine anything in it to show how you see it should be now.

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1) Now review Part 5 of this Section

2) Write down all your own abilities that you instinctively know you can use to help you compose songs.

3) Ensure you are completely satisfied you have listed out all your abilities.

Then go over what you have written so far in your Songwriting Code and add, remove, or refine anything in it to show how you see it should be now.

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Note: In Step 8)–Part 17 you will do some actual practical exercises that will get you used to composing musical ideas in your head and getting them played out on your instrument while you practice.
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