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  • Writer's picturePhil McDonald

Looking for inspiration?

As a songwriter, it's important to find inspiration to create music that truly resonates with your audience. Inspiration can come from a variety of sources, and here are some places where you can get inspired to write songs:

Personal experiences - Your own life can be a rich source of inspiration for songwriting. Whether it's a relationship, a personal struggle, or a moment of joy, drawing from your own experiences can add an authentic and relatable element to your music

Other people's experiences - You don't have to limit yourself to your own life experiences, you can also draw from the experiences of others. Pay attention to the people around you, the stories they tell, and the emotions they convey.

Nature - Nature can be a powerful inspiration for songwriting. The beauty and complexity of the natural world can be a rich source of imagery and metaphor, and can evoke powerful emotions.

Dreams - Dreams can be a mysterious and evocative source of inspiration for songwriting. Try keeping a dream journal and exploring the images, emotions, and themes that emerge from your dreams.

Literature - Books, poetry, and other forms of literature can be a great source of inspiration for songwriting. Look for themes and imagery that resonate with you and explore ways to translate them into music.

Visual art - Paintings, photographs, and other forms of visual art can inspire songwriting by providing powerful visual imagery and themes to explore.

Music - Listening to other music can also be a great source of inspiration for songwriting. Pay attention to the melodies, harmonies, and lyrics of your favorite songs and see how they make you feel.

Collaborations - Collaborating with other artists, songwriters, and musicians can be a great way to get inspired and to generate new ideas. Bouncing ideas off of each other and working together to create something new can be a powerful source of inspiration.

In conclusion, there are countless sources of inspiration for songwriting, and the key is to be open and receptive to the world around you. Draw from your own experiences, the experiences of others, nature, dreams, literature, visual art, other music, and collaborations to create music that truly resonates with your audience.

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