Songwriting Motivation
Caelumamittendum
Aug 23 2019, 01:19 PM
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So, for more than a year I haven't really written any songs (besides the riffs for the Metallica collaboration). I wrote a few Danish songs about a year ago, but nothing in the style I really like; progressive metal. I feel like I've lost my mojo, my motivation and it feels as if every idea I come up with is a bad one, which I then end up deleting again. The ideas I come up with doesn't feel original or like my own style, or rather, I can't find my own personal style again. I felt with Celestial Voyage that I had found some niche genre and style that I liked and that I felt comfortable with. I was even in a good place in my head in terms of song writing where I accepted any idea as something that could potentially be used. But that's a long time ago no that I wrote that, and I've lost that spark and lost touch with that.

What do you do in regards to writing your own material when you lose motivation?

I know some obvious answers are: "Listen to your favorite band, analyze their songs" or "listen to something completely new", but what else have you got for advice? smile.gif

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klasaine
Aug 23 2019, 01:36 PM
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"Write" for 1/2 and hour every day. Preferably in the morning if you can or late at night. It doesn't have to be structured. Record the entire session.
There's nothing wrong with forcing it. Listen back after a few days or a week or two weeks. I bet you find something you like that you can now work off of.

Also, read this ... https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Artist%27s_Way
It may seem like some new age BS but it's not.

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