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> 6 Truths About Creativity (blog Post), A pretty good read (although it isn't exactly about music)
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post Jan 12 2009, 08:11 PM
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http://www.joethepeacock.com/2009/01/six-t...-creativity.php

I thought I'd post this for anyone who struggles with creativity like I do. For me, learning how to play the guitar is much easier than writing songs or parts to songs.

I can show people things I've learned to play but when it comes to playing something I've written on guitar... it's <crickets chirping>.


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post Jan 12 2009, 10:07 PM
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All great guitarists were great songwriters as well, and songwriting is a skill like any other - you learned it over time. You can become a professional composer if you want - people work hard all their life to achieve that kind of composing skills and it is NOT talent, it's just practice and hard work.


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post Jan 12 2009, 10:09 PM
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QUOTE (Ivan Milenkovic @ Jan 12 2009, 10:07 PM) *
All great guitarists were great songwriters as well, and songwriting is a skill like any other - you learned it over time. You can become a professional composer if you want - people work hard all their life to achieve that kind of composing skills and it is NOT talent, it's just practice and hard work.


I can agree with that!

Thanks for sharing the blog btw, it was a great read!! smile.gif


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post Jan 12 2009, 10:12 PM
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Very nice article. I tend to think I am somewhat creative when it comes to music or at least the "arts". I do have an Art degree. I feel I know what sounds good or bad.

I have so many ideas in my head that its hard for me to express them on the guitar because I just dont know proper technique. I have actually put my creative side on the shelf right now to really understand the instrument I am playing. I can't wait till I have that moment of clarity on the guitar where I actually look at it and just know how to play rather than think I know how to play it.


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post Jan 12 2009, 10:15 PM
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One thing I can say you about creativity is, that it cannot be forced, it requires relaxation, so forget about all this hard work, practice(that is good for learning the skills). You can't force it, it comes more like a play, game....
If you created one cool song in 40 hours, you can't say "Ok, I will work 5 hours every day, and in a 2 months I will have good CD with 8 cool songs". You can seat for hours, days beside guitar/keyboard/computer and nothing comes...


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