I can say with absolute certainty that there is an incredible number of reasons as to why we can feel that we lacked creativity. I feel that it is because of laziness and procrastination. I also feel that sometimes it can be because of poor time management skills and also putting too much pressure on ourselves to be productive. Sometimes we don’t get enough time alone to be productive. Often, it is because we are too comfortable in our comfort zones, and I feel that we hesitate to try something new. Trying something new means, we have to step out of our comfort zone and face some things that we haven’t encountered before. I feel that sort of thing can be intimidating for quite a number of people. If you are having a feeling as though you are not able to be creative, do not fret. There are certainly a lot of things that you can do to fill the hypothetical creative think tank in your brain. In this guide, I have listed out some tips that you can use to become a more creative musician.
- I find that listening to music that I wouldn’t usually listen to has helped a lot. We all happened to have our favourite kind of music. We all have a favourite playlist that we are obsessed with. Putting those aside, I feel that we should try and listen to different types of music, once in a while. It would prove that we are open to new experiences, and we are open to getting inspired for creativity and also to generate some new and better ideas that we can apply to our own compositions. We should also make sure that we put aside our prejudices against any kind of music that we are supposed to listen to. We should draw inference from all kinds of genres and allow them to tap into our emotions and also our river flow of ideas.
- If it is possible, try and switch instruments. If you are someone who can play multiple instruments, then great. How about you switch from the guitar to the keyboard? How about you try and play some creative tunes with the help of a new instrument? There have been a lot of reports that state that, people who practised on a new instrument were inspired to more significant things because of the new sounds that were hitting their ears. New songs have been proven to generate some new ideas and also alter the mindset.
- See if it is possible for you to get visually inspired. Do not waste too much time on this, but try and watch some YouTube videos that would help with this.
- If you have musician friends, I suggest you check with them. They can help you if you are in a rut.
Finally, record everything.