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homestar_kevin
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Yeah so recently I've been coming up with a lot of music for songs, but can't seem to match this creative outburst with lyrics. I can hear how I want the words to sound(mood wise) as well as the melody, but can't seem to pu anything down on paper.

So I was just wondering what you guys(and gals) do when you are stuck on a song?

Thanks

Kevin

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Kevin72790
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First of all, Legend of Zelda is awesome.

As for your question, it's kind of tough to know without hearing it.


   
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Elecktrablue
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Have you considered a collaboration with someone? Sometimes, with two people working toward the same goal, some very interesting things can come out.

(The Legend of Zelda???????) :lol:

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homestar_kevin
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haha yes, the avatar is a zelda reference. Thank you both for noticing! haha

the collaboration suggestion is good, but I dunno with these songs I'm working on I have like subject matter I know I need to write about and it's something I just need to do alone...It's just kinda personal.

I think for these the answer if just a ton of free writing. But this thread was also just supposed to be a general thread.

What do you do when you have writers block?

Kevin

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kingpatzer
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if you know hte mood of the song, think of words that connote that mood to you.

Write them down.

Take one and put it on the top of a sheet of paper and start writing ANYTHING. Make lists, write a story, think of synonyms and antonyms, etc.

Do the same with the other words.

Pick a word and write a story about the word. Pick a word and think up every word you can that rhymes with it.

Generate about a dozen or so pages . . . then sit back and read over what you've created and try and find an idea in the heap. More than likely there's one or more good one's in there.

"The music business is a cruel and shallow money trench, a long plastic hallway where thieves and pimps run free, and good men die like dogs. There's also a negative side." -- HST


   
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