Making creative decisions is tough! And it is no surprise that today people struggle with the ability to get creative.
Maybe you are working a job, are studying or perhaps raising kids?
All of which are really important things, and also all fulltime commitments!
Yes, in daily life, there are many things that keep us busy!
So setting aside time in your life may be easier said than done, but it’s not impossible.
Music is the art of being creative, and creativity cannot be forced or planned.
The art of being creative requires trade-offs and certain sacrifices, but wait, just hear us out!…
In this blog, we will delve deeper into music-making, you will learn 3 tips of ways you can improve yourself, so that in no time at all, you’re going to be able to begin getting creative, be better at your craft and in turn…make better music!
In today’s online world of multimedia and peer pressure, we can compare ourselves too much to others, even in music.
Too often, many new artists try to replicate big, well-known artists that make music that is liked and consumed by the masses.
And although this seems like the safe thing to do – after all, they have “made it” by doing the same thing as other artists and that’s why sometimes their music can sound similar, however, this is something that can stunt your own personal creativity.
Many people are influenced by the music they listen to, and having influences from other artists is perfectly okay.
Having musical influences is a different story from doing the exact same thing and copying what another acclaimed music artist does.
After all, it’s how we got to where we are today in the world of music.
To make better music, focus on yourself and your own music. Try to find something that makes your tracks different and stand out. Find your sound!
Making music is a creative activity. Try to manifest that inspiration and creative energy by creating a certain vibe or ambiance in your work area.
Dedicate a space where you can create rhythms, the mood of the space will definitely affect and influence what you can come up, so maybe mix it up occasionally, change the colour of the bulb in the lamp, buy a plant etc. but basically whatever rhythm you can create in your space will serve you as the basic pulse for your next song.
An easy way to prepare for a creative activity like this is to practice mindfulness.
Even if you’re not into those sorts of things, music is created from inspiration and it starts within the spheres of your mind.
The most important part of mindfulness is what you experience in the flow state.
So next time before you’re about to write music, try out getting into a flow state for yourself.
“A flow state is an optimal state of consciousness where we feel our best and perform our best.”
– Mihály Csíkszentmihályi (positive psychologist)
The process of being able to make better music in general starts with knowing the basics (if you’re not sure what they are, click here to discover the basics of music.)
Music has always been a compelling way to reach the masses, and lyrics have played a critical role in delivering this form of communication.
Messages of love, messages of hope, messages of suffering, communicating life experience, hey even the message of how to do a certain 1,2-step!!!
Making better music all comes down to how and what your music communicates to your audience.
Music has an enormous influence, especially on the younger generation.
Delivering a message through your music can be used as a very effective means of spreading positive messages to society.
Lyrics, accompanied by great music, can be an inspiration to us all, regardless of the age of the audience.
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