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I want you to create an arrangement without ever touching an instrument. I want to you rely entirely on your imagination. Red Carpet Blues Let me explain a little more. Our creative brains are far less critical than our conscious minds.
We imagine things that sound good to us.
Often when we pick up our instruments, ego starts to get involved. Before you picked up your instrument, you cared nothing about the complexity. When you begin to play, your conscious mind tries to take over and steer the ship.
It just needs to be something you like. Ahhh, it feels good to be free. Your creative mind knows no limitations. It requires trust in yourself. It requires that you respect your own creativity.
Remember, our instruments are only the vessel to deliver our ideas. The ideas are what counts. The technique is only there to facilitate the ideas. There are also some cool, simple multitrack apps for iPad and iPhone. Microphones require setting up.
You just want to record your ideas as quickly as possible. Some producers and musicians get it backward. The creativity fuels the instrument, not the other way around. Do something to stir up your creativity. Just the vocal and main instrument. Obviously, you should do this before you add other tracks.
As the song is playing, grab the iRecorder and sing the parts you hear. Vocalize a drum part. Vocalize a bass part.
Vocalize guitars, synth, etc.
Make a new recording for each part. Record the whole song.
Trust your creativity and go with it. It will be like learning a new song.Don’t just do a few bars either. Record the whole song. Trust your creativity and go with it.
Sing a drum fill you hear when you hear it. The Consult At Sunset. Once you’re done, you’ll have some homework. It will be like learning a new song. You’ll have to transcribe all the parts. Don’t be lazy about it either. Write out all the gritty details. Actually writing songs without an instrument or with just a piano / Synth or Guitar is the best way to write songs.
Even if you play and instrument like myself. I don’t . Recently someone commented on one of my blogs that they would like to know how to write a song without an instrument. You would think that because there is music involved, it would be next to impossible to write a song without any musical “ability”.
How to Write a Song If You Don’t Play an Instrument If you want to write songs but don’t play piano or guitar, don’t let that stop you. There are plenty of online resources and useful tools for creating tracks to write to or accompany your existing melody and lyrics.
The feedback you provide will help us show you more relevant content in the future. I like to write to a guitar or drum groove to get a feel for the energy of the song I’m writing.
It puts me in the mood. benjaminpohle.com – This is a fun site and fairly easy to use. Find a guitar or drum groove you like, choose a few chords and write a song.