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Minds are like flowers. If you let it sit there without soaking anything up, it will dry up.
Food is your body's fuel. Without fuel, your body wants to shut down.
Sometimes just getting out of the house and doing something you haven't done in a long time (or never done!) can open up the doors to musical inspiration.
The more I do in my life, the more I can write music about new experiences.
Childhood is a promise that is never kept.
Hooks need to be predictable and not predictable at the same time.
I have come up with very creative ideas that really didn't work with the song I was currently composing.
People don't have fun making music all the time.
Writing a song is much like being an author. Yes, we all have tools to write (everyone has a brain I hope!), but that doesn't all of a sudden make us best selling authors.
The prime goal of an author is the same as a musician, which is to emotionally connect with the reader in some way or another.
Mistakes can be good things, because it is an unexpected thing.
Music is an art form. It is a way to wordlessly communicate.
The human voice sounds thicker with a chorus and reverb than a dry signal.
Composers, like authors, have a lot in common. Our main goal is to connect with the listener emotionally.
Location is a very important aspect to songwriting.
If you are making music for other people, you will have to be aware of how people relate to it.
Music is about textures as well as melody.
Music is an art form too. Sometimes other forms of art can be inspiring to the musician.
Sometime I write a song off a central idea, instead of emotion.
The most important thing is that you like the music.
If our main goal is to connect emotionally, we should want to have as many tools as we possibly can to achieve that goal. The more abilities that we have, the more choices we can make musically.
Sometimes I will click on a random sequence of notes- not to actually use it in a song, but to see if I can find maybe a simple pattern that I can build off of.
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