Using past experiences to fuel musical creativity

While the more challenging chapter of our live can be, well, challenging to deal with, our past experiences – both good and bad – can also be valuable fodder for composition and songwriting. Here, we look at how to channel these past experiences into musical creativity.

In this most recent post from MusicThinkTank, contributor Sam Bowman outlines how artists can employ their past life experiences as fuel for creating music.

“It’s easy to fall into the trap of thinking your past experiences need to be negative to be effective. Do powerful songs come from pain? Absolutely. But, fans can be just as moved by positive experiences. You never know when a positive emotion can reach someone in just the right way. It could motivate them to do better, or put them in a good mood when they were feeling depressed. “

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