Getting startedHow to start a new song is sometimes tricky, especially if it's your first attempt at it, or even your one hundredth or one thousandth attempt.
Why can it be difficult for somebody who has written 10, 100, 1000+ songs, to then struggle to write another new song, despite all that experience behind them?
We can understand what a new songwriter goes through with their first attempt, as songwriters, we have all been there before. You remember! What do I write about? How do I start the lyric writing Process? Then, there's the music. How should it sound or what style of music should I play E.T.C?
Normal question's, a new songwriter will probably ask themselves at some stage, during their early development.
What does the experienced musician suffer from with writing a new song?
Many things can affect the long time songwriter. It will usually depend on their lives and how things have unfolded for them, as far as the amount of success or failure they have experienced, from their push for success.
How then, do we use success and failure from our past experiences, and the effects those two elements can have on us in regard to our future enthusiasm towards continuing with our passions, not just in our chosen field, but any other field that we as human beings, have an interest in.
I guess the easy way of saying it is, "how do we stay fresh and excited after 25, 30 years of following our interest?"
I don't believe you can ever go back to the days of when you started out as a songwriter and recapture the enthusiasm and excitement and drive you had when you first started out. Getting older and life's forever changing and challenging scenarios tend to knock those early days into another dimension after a few years or decades.
What is the secret then, to writing a new song?
Back to basics is the key!
- A dream
Then your enthusiasm for the project takes over to start the writing processes,[music, lyrics, arrangements, composing, E.T.C]
Then there's passion. If you lack passion for what-ever you are doing, then you will probably never finish what you start. Passion, I believe is the driving force between success and failure. When you need to put in the hard yards to get a project finished, it's your passion, that will drive you to the finish line.
There is one more thing on the list above that requires it to stand-alone. That is PROTECTION.
Protect your dreams, desires, enthusiasm and your passions.
They are the most important ingredients in writing your first or 1000th song. Nothing happens without them. Always be on guard, and protect yourself from anyone who may not see things, the way you may see the world. Remember, negativity is a destroyer and it can come from different areas in your life. Friends, family, other band members, a boss,partner, or worse place of all, YOURSELF!
So friends, be happy, be honest with yourself, and keep writing. The world is waiting!!