When I first started composing I would feverishly on the work. As wrote in my previous post Getting Musically Unstuck, it is good to take breaks and gain some distance from your work so that each time you approach it, you are fresh and not creatively fatigued or stressed. Well, I am taking my own advice. Yesterday, I began a piece as I reflected on Good Friday and its meaning. It is an Agnus Dei
I wrote this piece last year after the Boston bombings. I post in the memory of those lost and maimed.
Has this happened to you? You start what you think is going to be a great piece, you write a few bars and then, WHAM! You hit a wall, or like the picture above, you get bogged down and it feels like you have never written a piece of music in your life. You’re stuck and asking yourself how the heck do I get out of this musical quagmire I created?
- Stop writing and change your scenery. Sometimes…
"The worst enemy of creativity is self-doubt." —Sylvia Plath I am going to be honest, I have been dealing with this monster for a few weeks now.
I am a lover of sci-fi novels and movies. It is one of my inspiration points for creativity. Here are some great images from a blog post I found. I think I might make some art today!
This is a great article on the psychology of music and relates to exactly to many parts of my own story that I have been posting about. It’s well worth the time to read especially as composers.
Originally posted on mr a music place:
Right on! Sure there are rules, but theory can too often get in the way of both experienced and new composers. Write what you love, not to please a theory professor.
Originally posted on eranant:
I was reading an article online yesterday and it was giving tips on composing. I found that it got straight to main do’s and dont’s very quickly, no parallel fifths, never omit the third .etc.…
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