David Lingabee Songs & Songwriting

“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 then you you will find you naturally start focusing on what you are going to compose or perform. 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.

Practical Exercises for Step 1)
1)  Watch this video and understand how it relates to communicating through a song,

Emphasis is on songwriting being another form of talking to people but usiag aesthetics.

End Result

You should now have more understanding that a song contains musical sounds that have a message which YOU consciously intend into your listeners so they feel the same way you do, and respond back to you because you touched them so spiritually.


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.


step-7-part-1Some may already be calmly focused
Some Songwriters may just start composing until “they get in the mood” and suddenly find themselves calmly focused on exactly what they are composing.

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.

Final note
♦  Intensifying your calm focus in the moment you are in right now means YOU are more here and now and able to more easily create a Great Song.

It ensures your audience hears YOU much clearer and what you want to tell them, whether through your voice, your instrument, or both. You develop a greater certainty that what you are communicating is completely your OWN viewpoint.

The act of intensifying of your own calm focus is innate to you and we call it  intention.

Using it is second nature to us all.

How much you use depends on how much you want to achieve or get done. You have an endless supply.

Your intention urges any ability or desire you have to arrive where you intended it, and achieve what you intended it to do.

  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, and, clearly intending your own estimation of how much intention you need to achieve your goal or purpose to your listeners, whether through a CD or live.

  You’ll find it is a natural progression when you become calmly focused in the moment you are in right now and focused on your audience, to like yourself a lot more, and audiences will feel the same way about you and your song. It’s MAGICAL.

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