David Lingabee Songs & Songwriting

A re-look at Inspiration: one way it could be defined, is a newly perceived clarity or intense emotional experience about something, that not only uplifts you, but captivates your whole attention, and compels you to create something special.

An inspiration ignites an inner urge to create something of your own, and you go off and do it.

Some people go to the trouble of creating their environment, family, or friends, so those are a source of inspiration for them. 

Anyone or anything that you suddenly, gradually, or in some way admire or connect with, could ignite that creative urge within you. 

With inspiration you may also notice your • emotions intensifying, maybe changing in a way you like, and maybe even going out the top. 

When a songwriter has one of those amazing inspirations for real, a unique magical experience can occur, resulting in them composing an emotionally moving song that people just love listening to over and over again because they identify with it so completely.

When you aren’t feeling inspired, you may have noticed it seems harder to write a great song that is inspiring.

As a composer, inspiring your listeners to want to join in with your song in their own way is a key ingredient in composing a great song and your success as a songwriter. Sometimes you may observe those listeners envisioning themselves to be right there with you, or with whoever is performing your song. 

But how do you get and stay inspired?
 Here are some common interferences to inspiration, with a tested and workable remedy for each
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