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How recording artists compose their songs

man carrying a guitar

We have heard songs that captivated our hearts. If you are a musically inclined and want to write your own songs, you are in the right place. Our group has people who love music so much. We asked them how they write their songs, how they get inspiration, and other technical stuff that they use in composing great music. So, read through our list and get better at composing your own song.

Find inspiration

Great artists are good in conveying their emotions through their songs. They find inspiration that can spark that creativity and urge to write something. Sometimes, there are events in their lives they want to record through writing. It could be a painful break-up, the birth of their first child, they met someone interesting, or simply they enjoy the company of their cat.

Move your body

Many composers believe that they become more effective whenever they had a good exercise. It helps them to be more focused and creative in writing songs. While exercising, their mind goes into a traveling state and ask themselves questions on what should be the feeling of their music, what note they would use, and how to arrange it. Once the exercising session is done, they write their thoughts and proceed with the composing process.

Travel

Travel is a great way to unplug and refresh your mind from that the things that’s keeping you from writing good music. Great artist that we know bring their guitar whenever they travel. They say that ideas come when you least expect it and usually when you are not trying too hard. And when ideas come, they play their guitar and write the notes and lyrics.

Start with the basic

Professional composers suggest that you learn the basic first. Listen to the beat and count to learn the timing and phasing of the song. Once you have mastered the tempo, it’s time to learn the chords. Musicians recommend that you start with chords instead of learning the notes. Because when you learn the basic chords it’s easy to play any songs and it gives you versatility without being dependent to a music sheet.

Record everything

According to composers, you should record everything. The best way to know your progress is to record everything. Sometimes, artists tend to make many changes to the song, they often listen to their draft recordings to find out which works and which not. They check recordings if there are details of the song worth keeping or needs furnishing.

Why spending with nature can help you relax?

Man Relaxing

The air is different

The city life provides every comforts we need like air-conditioned rooms, food everywhere, bathrooms, and other leisures of life that we have access to indulge everyday. However, we still find ourselves the need to detach and take sometime for some nature adventure. Why is that? Because humans are made to live with nature. Our body needs oxygen that comes from nature. We can breathe the city air but it is nothing compared to the kind of air you can inhale when you are surrounded with trees. There is that relaxing sensation it provides. If I get to choose to live in a rain forest, I think will take the chance. The problem is I’m already trained to live in a city where all my needs are provided for. But I don’t forget the importance of nature in my life. It is a place I can simply become my self again. Far away from the condescending world of the city. It is a place where I can simply unplug and relax while the nature sings for me.

The natural light in the forest is packed with vitamin D

Vitamin is D is essential for calcium absorption, good blood flow, and blood pressure regulation. Lack of vitamin D can make you moody and less happy. The vitamin D coming from the sun not only helps you become healthy but also helps you achieve well-being. These are the things we usually we take for granted in the city. We hate the sun because it burns the skin. Well, if you are in a rain forest or surrounded with trees, you’ll find sun exposure a good thing. The shade of the trees balances the heat and filter the light for you, so when the rays reach your skin, it will be a pleasurable experience. See, that’s how nature loves and protects us. We should protect it in return.

Nature calms us down

Did you have a bad day in the office? You are very mad and you feel like shouting “I QUIT”. But you know you can’t quit, maybe, what you need is a short break. Whenever this happens to me, I go for a hike. I let my body get tired while freeing my mind with so much thinking. Once my body can’t go on anymore, I rest then I meditate. I often fall asleep during this process and every time I woke up, it feels like a brand new day. I can take another hitting again. The sound of nature for me is very reassuring that everything is going to be okay. It reminds us that there’s more to life than stress and working too hard. Nature reminds us that we need to be natural again, reminds us of who we truly are.