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Old 12-17-2016, 10:22 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Angry Can't come up with music in my mind.

Okay, so I've been producing for about a year now and there is one thing that has been driving me insane.
The thing that has been driving me insane is the fact that I can never seem to come up with an idea in my mind.
Not a melody, not a chord progression, not a drum pattern. Nothing, my mind is completely blank with nothing on it.
My imagination isn't all that active when it comes to this stuff, I can only seem to imagine songs I've heard before and
be able to wistle or sing them.
This has been the case since November of last year when I first started, most of what I did came from improvising.
However, I figured by now I should've been able to come up with this stuff in my mind, I havent however, and I'd like
to know how I can be able to do this that way I can rely on my mind to create the stuff that I want to create rather than
relying on improvisation.

Now, I do listen to a lot of music, I know music theory however I do need to start ear training,
and I can play instruments such as Piano, Bass, and Guitar. I don't write and produce music every single day however.
I use FL Studio and produce Electronic music.
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Old 12-17-2016, 10:37 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Why does it matter? Just play around on an instrument until you come with something, then build from there. I assume that's how most people write music. That's certainly how I do it.
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Why does it matter? Just play around on an instrument until you come with something, then build from there. I assume that's how most people write music. That's certainly how I do it.
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Old 12-17-2016, 02:09 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Usually if I come up with the melody in my head, I'm just ripping off another artist subconciously. Most artists play different things til they get something they like.
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Old 12-17-2016, 02:17 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Old 12-18-2016, 03:36 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Maybe you might have some limited form of a music disorder?
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Music-specific_disorders
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Old 01-29-2017, 12:43 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Dude I fear the worst. You have a weak musical imagination. It's not a crime. Millions of music fans and even many active musicians don't have a strong musical imagination (more than you might think).

Here is a test. Take a song you know well. Write out the chord structure, then using that same structure see if you can apply a different melody.

Hope I'm wrong.
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