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Hey, I have been writing songs for about a year now and one of the things I struggle with most is early on in a song, I end up with songwriter's block where I just can't find the right chord or am struggling to come up with a good melody. Does anyone have any tips on here for dealing with songwriter's block?
I've found from this site that people write in a surprising number of different ways.
For me, if I am stuck on song A, then put it down and work on song B, then come back to it. Let the subconscious brain do its stuff. If I am totally stuck on everything, force myself to write a song, any song, no matter how awful, just to get something moving again usually helps.
Listening to a new artist or an unfamiliar song seems to stir things up as well.
Yep, I have that happen to me too. The A/B technique as RDMan suggested can be very helpful. I find what can help me is to put it down all together and go do something totally unrelated. Go wash the car, go bake a cake, build a
thermo-nuclear device, anything to can create a distraction. It can help clear the mind and sometimes when you return to it you'll gain a new perspective which might be helpful finding the words and emotions to tell the story. :
Last edited on Sat Jul 20th, 2019 06:50 pm by moptop