David Lingabee Songs & Songwriting

Very quick summary of How I Compose Music


NOTE WELL: YOU are the source of your own musical ideas. That means you have the ability to tune in to your own musical and lyrical creations, whether created in the past, or right NOW!

You will know when you have tuned in to one of your own musical or lyrical ideas. You will feel it emotionally, or feel the message you intended, or something that is familiar to you.

When composing a song you will be tuning into yourself and your own very personal creative world, and doing that multiple times during the complete process until you feel you have created exactly what you envisioned for your song.

An analogy to help you understand the above
When you tune into an older type radio using a dial, you will observe yourself turning the dial continuously until you hear your desired communication (radio energy waves) you want to listen to, whatever that may be.

Tuning into your own musical and lyrical ideas is sorta similar. Instead of tuning into a radio station’s energy waves you are tuning into those musical or lyrical ideas you made within your own world using your own energy waves, which you then naturally want to play or sing so you and others can hear how it all sounds.

That simple telepathic process has been explained in much more detail in How to get those musical ideas out of your head.

It all becomes easier the more you do it.

Below I summarize how I connect with myself to write the music for a song. You’ll notice when you follow the directions below, they invite you to constantly inspire yourself as a listener of your own music. The rest seems to follow naturally.



The BIG IDEA behind re-listening objectively to each recorded instrument and voice after you record it, is to make sure it re-inspires and emotionally captivates you as a listener to add in some more of your own create.
You also tend to develop your own • intuitive sense for how it will inspire and emotionally captivate your listeners to add in their own create to it as well.

That means when your listeners hear your CD or live performance, they immediately become telepathically inspired and emotionally captivated to instinctively add in some of their own create, because the song invites them to.

The above creative process is one you should always try to maintain throughout the making of your song.

In life, if you wanted someone to get interested in what you are saying, you would invite them to get interested in some way by intending your desire through words and other forms of expression, and in that way they feel your urge to participate emotionally with what you are saying to them.
Entertaining people with your song is similar.

A Songwriter/Performer uses words and musical sounds driven by their urge to invite you into their own creative world so you also become inspired and emotionally captivated to make their song your own by instinctively adding in some of your create to it.

When you make  your song your own, you will notice that it tends to telepathically invite your listeners into your own world, which inspires them to instinctively want to make it their own too.

The more of YOU they feel and perceive while listening, the more they will feel it is a Great Song, and that is accomplished by making every part of the song totally your own.

A spiritual being and their unique communication is invisible to the naked eye, which is most likely the only reason writing a Great Song can seem mysterious at times.

The average person may not want to face the idea of invisible spiritual communication directly, but they can easily experience that invisible spiritual communication while listening to a song created by someone who made it completely their own while recording it.

THAT is the spiritual quality people yearn for and are able to experience easily while being entertained.

The more of THAT present, the greater chance your song will become a • Great Song.


Here we go:


Step 1)  Using a drum machine or live drums, create or choose a rhythm, and its timing and speed, which clearly communicates the message and emotion of your song so well that when re-listening to it, it re-inspires and emotionally captivates you to add in some more of your create so it feels more your own.

Step 2)  Now create and record a melody using an instrument of your choice on top of the rhythm you just created. When re-listening to it all, it should now re-inspire and emotionally captivate you to add in some more create so it feels more your own, and, you will probably start seeing more clearly how to complete your song.

Step 3)  Keep repeating 2) above with your remaining tracks of created melodies you record, including voices, bass and a full drum sound.

After recording each instrument or voice, re-listen to it as an objective listener, and ensure you feel the song and its message re-inspire and emotionally captivate you into adding in some more create so it now feels even more your own.
Then repeat that process with the next instrument or voice recording and so on until you have recorded everything you want in your song.

Step 4)  Keep listening to the mix over and over, and finalize any arrangements you want, while ensuring each instrument and voice is clearly and individually heard in a balanced way alongside every other instrument and voice.
Also ensure the song continues to clearly and distinctly generate its very own unique quality of re-inspiring and emotionally captivating you as a listener of it to add in even more create, eventually leaving you feeling the song is now completely your own.

Step 5)  At this point simply continue listening to your song over and over, changing anything you want and so forth, and, if you do it for long enough you will find yourself suddenly becoming the song, because you have certainty you have brought to life exactly what you envisioned for it, and realize it is now well on its way to becoming         a Great Song.

End result: the above unique magical experience in 5) above is a pure spiritual one, and you’ll realize at some point you can do it again and again and again, no matter how long it takes.

For writing lyrics and music and everything about the creating of Great Songs, including how to get your listeners and live audience to become them too, you are invited to complete  this program. 

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