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Time after time i keep finding myself trying to come of with melodies that are creative and expressive. All i end up doing is thinking about what shape I am playing or what chord goes in with the scale.I want my songs to sound like what I am thinking about and not my musical knowledge.Could someone help me learn to give a little more power and emotion to what I write?
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One thing that has helped me in that area is that in the last few years, I almost never write with an instrument in my hands.

 

I will sing the idea into a tape recorder. The melody, lyrics, whatever fragments I might have.

 

Later after I have gotten the idea out of my head and have given it some kind of form, I then go to my guitar of keyboard and play with that.

 

I find that by doing this I can more consistently get the idea out of my head and onto an instrument.

 

We all have a tendency to play in patterns. Our hands will reach for the familliar, while our imagination will reach for the as yet undiscovered.

 

Anyway, thats what works for me.

 

Good luck.

Jotown:)

 

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